General Writing Mental health Self-growth

Embrace Rejection

Rejection is merely the offering does not match the requirement.


Whether you’re having a chat with friends they don’t agree with your ideas, or your co-workers do not accept your warm invitation to a house party, you’re not the only one. Everybody gets rejected all the time.

In a sense, everybody is trying. From the deals each nation leader is making with one another, to private companies paying millions of dollars to advertising industry, to your neighbour sticking their car selling poster on every street lamps they could find within a 2-mile radius of your home, everybody is trying to make deals. With that mindset, go and make your offer, because there is no shame about it.


Rejection does not equate to failure.
There is a common belief that rejection is a form of failure while acceptance is a form of success. Although they overlap from time to time, rejection means rejection. It’s an act of denying something, but it does not mean failure. A rejected letter is succeeded because you get to know the result.

Learn from it.
With every rejection, there is the experience you’ve gained. These experiences are exactly the main ingredient to grow the person you’ll become. Take writing submission, for example, rejection makes you understand the market you’re betting in. You can either move on to another table, or double your betting for the acceptance that you could envision in. Either way, rejection has automatically grown you as a person.


It’s no big deal.
It’s not the end of the world. Unless it’s the rejected letter from NASA that they declined your ‘safe-net’ idea for the incoming asteroid traveling 43 miles per hour towards earth, because they don’t believe in your creative idea. In which case, yes, it’s pretty much the end of the world. But if we’re talking about the rejection comes from a job interview, the person you secretly love, to pay raise or immigration visa, you’ll move on and live a better life without them.

Also, You’re more attractive to those battle scars.
No hero has no scars on their skins! But if you happen to have self-healing or undefeatable ability like the mutant Wolverine or Superman, you may proceed to ‘Return to the previous page’ button on your left top corner. You’re a special one.

With the rejection you pile up from day one, you have many many stories to tell, just like the scars you have on your body. The difference is these are the mental scars belong to the glorious soldier who dares to get back up every time after the falling of each.

Finally, embracing rejection is really about changing your attitude. If you dare to change your attitude today, I promise you, you’re basically unassailable just like Wolverine in real life. There is really nothing can stop you since rejection is one of the worst feelings to humankind. Offer a deal, if it gets rejected, move on. Do a new one. As cliche as it sounds, there is always a rainbow after the rain falls.


Happy rejection day!


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