When we face rejection, we instantly think, “there is something wrong with me” or “there is something I didn’t do right”! I want you to start looking at rejection as something good. In fact, all disappointment and rejection is an opportunity to learn more about yourself.
When you create the space for a new perspective to enter, then you acknowledge that there is something to be learned and something to grow from.
We instantly take rejection to be an attack on us, an attack on our character or an attack on our worth. However, rejection has nothing to do with you. It has everything to do with what someone else thinks of you, and what someone else thinks of you does not increase or decrease your worth. Your worth comes from within you. You give it meaning based on how you feel about who you are. Therefore, when people reject you, they are really just pushing you towards the right path, your path.
This is when you begin to grow and figure out who you are. But mostly importantly begin to understand what you want and what you don’t want. I know from personal experience the way I understood what I did want was by being rejected over and over and over and over again.
Take rejection as a narrowing down of what makes you happy. An unfolding of something better. A step in the direction of your life’s purpose. An exercise you can do is write down what you do like and what you don’t like. Once you’ve made that list, pick one thing you do like to do or would like to learn more about. Let your desire to learn, grow, discover and empower yourself be the fuel that propels you forward.