Rejection seems cruel and we don’t feel good after being rejected. Nobody wants to be rejected for any reason, but rejection does happen. Rejection is not the final answer. It’s how we handle the rejection.
Recently, I experienced rejection at work. I wasn’t happy, and I’ll admit that I haven’t fully recovered from feeling rejected. However, I learned some lessons from the rejection that will help me achieve success.
In every trial and test we go through we have to determine what am I supposed to learn from this experience. Our comeback determines our future success.
Here’s some lessons I have learned from rejection:
1. I can say no. So many times we relinquish our power by giving in to be used, but saying no reclaims our power over our future.
2. I have a lot to offer. The skills and experiences that I bring to the table speak for themselves. It’s time I recognize that and not expect anyone else to validate me.
3. Write my vision for my future and begin to set my vision in motion by completing tasks that will get me closer to the fruition of my vision.
4. Take the limits off of me. Don’t limit myself to being placed in a box with a lid, but enlarge my territory and refuse to have lids placed on me.
5. Don’t be afraid to take chances.
6. Always remember I have value, and refuse to allow anyone to belittle my value in their actions or deeds.
7. I can be angry and not act out. There’s a way to express myself without negativity being attached to my words or actions.
8. Let it go! Don’t let this situation hinder my progress.
9. I choose to make feeling rejected a temporary feeling.
10. Learn all I can because I want my results to be maturity and growth.
Rejection doesn’t feel good, but the lessons learned from rejection are priceless.