REFLECTING ON REJECTION

Yes. Everyone has, it really doesn’t matter what happens because it all comes down to what you take away from that experience and work on.

Rejection isn’t all that bad is it?

Yes sure you do miss out on whatever it is you wanted, but if you take time to reflect and think things through you will actually find that you can learn a lot from rejection.

Rejection comes in many forms, ranging from major things like failed friendships and relationships, to things as small as not making a sports team, or being told no by somebody.

Rejection can affect your social life in a major way. But the only person who can let it do that is you; you are the one in control.

It doesn’t matter what happens, it all comes down to how you channel that rejection to make something positive. Take time to reflect on what you can do better in the future, think things through, and walk away with something positive.

Let me tell you a story of when I first decided moping wasn’t the answer. It was actually a couple of weeks ago.

I tend to put myself out on the line. There was a person who I admitted my feelings to, and despite all my efforts I always came crashing back into the friend zone.

Instead of feeling sorry for myself I decided to reflect on that experience and I actually found that being friends could mean that there is a chance, and maybe it actually is best we stay friends.

At first I was all emotions, but then I just thought “enough is enough”. I had to ask myself, “what did I do?

“What can I do better?

“How much blame should I take?”

In the end I decided that maybe I came on a little too strong, maybe I was a bit too flirtatious. So I’ve been practising what not to do.

When I think of rejection, I think of pain, I think of heartbreak. But I also think of hope and a step in the right direction.

Rejection has taught me that it is nice to have an open mind and to persevere.

There comes a time in everyone’s lives when they experience rejection. But when you reflect you will find that you feel a whole lot better about the situation.

Pro tip: when rejection knocks you down, get back up even if you’re crumbling.

Don’t let rejection get you down, remember how great you are, never stop trying, never stop being, and never stop living.

Yes. Everyone has, it really doesn’t matter what happens because it all comes down to what you take away from that experience and work on.

Rejection isn’t all that bad is it?

Yes sure you do miss out on whatever it is you wanted, but if you take time to reflect and think things through you will actually find that you can learn a lot from rejection.

Rejection comes in many forms, ranging from major things like failed friendships and relationships, to things as small as not making a sports team, or being told no by somebody.

Rejection can affect your social life in a major way. But the only person who can let it do that is you; you are the one in control.

It doesn’t matter what happens, it all comes down to how you channel that rejection to make something positive. Take time to reflect on what you can do better in the future, think things through, and walk away with something positive.

Let me tell you a story of when I first decided moping wasn’t the answer. It was actually a couple of weeks ago.

I tend to put myself out on the line. There was a person who I admitted my feelings to, and despite all my efforts I always came crashing back into the friend zone.

Instead of feeling sorry for myself I decided to reflect on that experience and I actually found that being friends could mean that there is a chance, and maybe it actually is best we stay friends.

At first I was all emotions, but then I just thought “enough is enough”. I had to ask myself, “what did I do?

“What can I do better?

“How much blame should I take?”

In the end I decided that maybe I came on a little too strong, maybe I was a bit too flirtatious. So I’ve been practising what not to do.

When I think of rejection, I think of pain, I think of heartbreak. But I also think of hope and a step in the right direction.

Rejection has taught me that it is nice to have an open mind and to persevere.

There comes a time in everyone’s lives when they experience rejection. But when you reflect you will find that you feel a whole lot better about the situation.

Pro tip: when rejection knocks you down, get back up even if you’re crumbling.

Don’t let rejection get you down, remember how great you are, never stop trying, never stop being, and never stop living.

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