Being rejected sucks.
We have all been there. Sometimes over and over (and over again). I know I've had my fair share, maybe more.
But here's the thing. Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.
And do you want to know something? When you look at the world’s most successful business people and leaders, they have all been there too. BUT they refuse to let that dismissal or nonacceptance stop them.
They accept the rejection & don’t look back.
They understand the rejection allows them to re-direct in a different direction and to select something better.
Whether a door has closed in business, or in your personal life, you need to stop stressing over it.
Some people will reject you simply because you shine too bright for them. That’s okay. Don’t dim your light to satisfy others, shine intensely and let others see your sparkle.
So how do you keep moving forward? Simple. You accept it and you move on. Acceptance doesn’t mean you agree with that outcome, it means you have come to terms with that rejection and with the outcome. You don’t even need to understand why.
As an example, when interviewing for a job, many times no feedback is given as to why you weren't offered the position. Instead of over-analyzing the situation and driving yourself crazy (and wasting time and energy), stop worrying about it.
A rejection is not worth you spending another minute fretting over. When you face rejection, be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to continue on. You can and will still move the ball and live the life you’ve always imagined.