Rejected? Read on…
One of the hurtful & unforgettable experience in life is to face rejection. Be it in personal life or work, rejection happens to everyone at some point of time in life.
I was reflecting about this feeling of rejection during “Me” time. When tried to find the root of this issue, I found the primary reason, is being “attached” to people (or) organization you applied for (or)from your social circle.
Taking positive side of Rejection:
- Fuel to prove yourself elsewhere, where your value is appreciated and recognized.
- A trigger to change the relationship or organization you got stuck for years.
- May be people or organization’s interest on you waned due to changing situation and their requirement.
- A door closing means, there are other doors which are waiting to open for you. May be its boon for your personal life or career, which looks like a failure at that point in time.
- Just an episode getting over in your life, take it on your strides and move ahead with positive outlook.
Most of the successful personalities were once rejected, some examples below:
- Meryl Streep was rejected for King Kong Audition.
- Oprah Winfrey got demoted at WJZ-TV at the age of 22.
- Harrison Ford’s first role was as a hotel bellman in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round. Head of New Talent called him and told he is never going to make big.
- Walt Disney was fired from Kansas City Star, the editor told “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
- Charles Darwin once wrote, “I was considered by all my masters and my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect.”
Take a courageous decision and try to laugh it off, when you face rejection. Vent your feeling of rejection to your close friend, and move on with clear goal and actionable to achieve it. Try to spend quality time in solitude to reflect upon your actions before rejection and try to apply the lessons learnt. Prove your self worth by acquiring new skills which are of your interest.