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Rejecting Rejection


Rejections stinks!

When most people hear the word “reject” they think of the negative – unfit, not up to a certain standard, not good enough, or something with problems. Rejection comes in many forms, but most people must deal with it some time during their life. More often than not, you hear about people experiencing rejection in relationships or when looking for a job. No matter how you define it, rejection stinks.

If you are looking for a job, it can be hard not to take rejection personally. You send out resumes, talk to recruiters, go on interviews, and then play the “waiting game.” Those lucky enough to get a letter or e-mail from a company receive the “thank you for interest in our company, but we have decided to go with other candidates at this time.” How do you keep from asking yourself if it had anything to do with you personally? Insecurities can hit full force if you let them, but remember it might not even be you.

A while back, I asked out a girl in whom I was interested. She turned me down. It was a painful time where I kept questioning why she said no. Was it me? Was it her? Was it bad timing? Not only was I driving myself crazy asking questions, but I was asking one of my good friends these same questions driving him crazy as well.

I guess the real question is does it make any difference if you know why you were rejected? What would you do with this information? Will you dwell on it or will you use it to improve yourself?

Photo Credit: By comedy_nose

  1. July 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Good beginning. Would love to see you build upon this. HOW do we reject rejection? How do we move past it into acceptance. Will you answer this or should I? 🙂 It will make a great (and helpful) post.

    • July 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you for your comment David. That is a great suggestion for a future blog post! I will definitely look into it.

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