Rejection. Such an ugly word. Such an ugly concept. Yet in one form or another, we've all had to deal with it. Most of us in multiple ways. Rejection of ideas, rejection of style, rejection of gifts, rejection of help, you name it. And it's hard not to take it personally. Of course, sometimes it is personal. But most of the time, it's not, and it's often when dealing with it that character is built.

Lately, it seems I've had a good bit of rejection come my way. I know that often--maybe even most of the time--success comes from a ton of rejection first, but it doesn't make it much easier. I wish I had some magic formula to make the sting go away. The normal platitudes along with examples of all the success stories that come with the price of much rejection first just don't work. At least not at first.

So what does work? When you get that rejection letter, or maybe no letter at all (not sure which one is worse), what do you tell yourself that keeps you positive, that makes you want to try again? Or perhaps someone else has given you a piece of advice or something to think about that has "snapped you out of it." What works for you? Tell me! Use the comments section here and tell me (and everyone else reading this) what is the best way to "pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start all over again?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know, my brother called me with his comments about this, and he actually had some good things to say, but of course he isn't much for writing and commenting on things like this. So, if you know my brother, be sure to harrass him for selfishly hiding his wisdom from you readers! --hee hee--