The world isn’t going to end just because of a little rejection. Trust me, if it was I wouldn’t be writing this right now. I’ve lost count of all the things I’ve applied for and heard nothing back or received a copy paste email with my name spelt wrong. It’s annoying, it’s discouraging and lets face it sometimes we think what’s the point anymore?
The only thing getting me through is just reworking my approach and getting myself back out there, it’s really not worth dwelling on opportunities that weren’t meant to be. I think it’s important to just keep telling yourself it wasn’t the right fit (you didn’t need that big old pay check!) and that maybe it just wasn’t a suitable place for you. Just because one person/company rejects you doesn’t mean the whole World is going to (unless you wear crocs, in which case you bought that on yourself).
I think a true sign that you really want to pursue your passions is that even after a hail storm of rejection you still get it together, get a new plan and reapply. If it was easy it wouldn’t be worth it and in the long run when something good comes you’ll know you truly deserve it. What does it matter if it takes 1 year or 30 years to get where you want to be? It’ll be worth it when you do and so much more fun than giving up.
Rejection is really about learning lessons, what did you do that you could have done better? Take it as a blessing and a gift that you can become more self aware, knowledge is power and the more you know the more opportunities that will come your way. We’ve all seen the cliche tv interviews of how people struggled before they made it but it’s damn true. So don’t quit now, get off the sofa, stop reading my blog and get things done. Ain’t no time like RIGHT NOW.