Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! How are you doing? How has your week been so far? I must testify it’s been boring for me. Just work, eat and sleep, but am happy I have no school work to do.
So, yesterday evening a longtime friend of mine and motivational speaker called. I must say, It’s been a while since we spoke and it was super exciting to hear her voice. It was fascinating to know that she hasn’t changed but even got better at motivating me to become a better person.
We spoke for over two hours, but something interesting about our conversation stroke me. She made a striking statement that made me think a little bit. She said, “rejection is one of those things that we all have to deal with at some point in our lives.” she further stated that “the way we choose to respond to rejection could determine how we react to life changes.” Come to think of it; it is the truth.
Sometimes being turned down can stop some people from trying again, while others bounce back from rejection stronger than before. Everyone experiences the sting of rejection, but very few people use that pain to grow stronger and become better.
Denial doesn’t feel great, and sometimes it feels unfathomable, but it shouldn’t be something you permit to take away happiness from your life. The sad truth and the reality of life are that rejection will form a part of it. There will be occasions when your job application, your date request or your ideas for change will be rejected somehow by someone, somewhere.
In fact, our failures are nothing more than a form of rejection and knowing how to deal with rejection will help you lessen pain and bounce back. Dealing with rejection can be painful, it is painful, whether it happens at work, at home, at school or in relationships. Denial is scary because it reminds us that we cannot control people, people’s decision, how people react to us, and circumstances.
Handling the way we respond to rejection is very vital for our mental well-being, our emotion and the people around us. What we do in response determines how we feel about ourselves. I have been a victim, it is not pleasant, but I fought through it each time it happened. First, I refuse to let rejection define me; I try not to take it personally. Don’t make your self-worth depend upon people’s opinions of you. Just because someone else thinks something about you, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily true. Nevertheless, I try to look into how I can become a better person and grow positively in areas of your life that need improvement.
I will end here today with an honest truth which is Rejection offers us an opportunity to learn, grow and evolve through and learn from our experiences.
Kindly share your thoughts and opinions. Have a blessed weekend.