I have experienced it several times. So have you. Every time it happens I am reminded again how miserable it feels to be rejected. It is a feeling of disappointment for not achieving the desired goal in life. There is no worse feeling in life to experience rejection. Rejection is not limited to romantic relations; it is broad and encompasses friendships, family relations, careers, contests, jobs, scholarships and what have you. After rejection a sudden drop of positive emotions are guaranteed.
The cause of rejection can be both legit and illegitimate. It is obvious to anticipate rejection when one applies for a job without proper qualifications. It simply turns employers off to consider you because you have failed to meet their expectations. And sometimes you experience it basing on one’s appearance. Regardless of the cause, the effects of rejection can be hurtful and a source of inspiration.
Life can be a miserable hell if one lives in denial after rejection. To some, it is the end of the world. However, life has to continue. The emotions of rejection are necessary medicines that must be used to fuel us into greatness. It should inspire, drive and motivate you to see rejection as a proof of experiencing life in abundance.
People like Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan are some of the figures that refused to kill their dreams after rejection. As painful it was by creating stream of anger and frustration and let alone destroying their self-esteems, they preferred to work hard and treat their wounds quick to live beyond rejection.
Greatest inventions and innovations can be made after rejection. So are hatred, anger, resentment and envy. Life has never ceased due to calamities encountered in this world. Stop taking rejection personal and living to meet other people’s expectations which are full of prejudices, values and beliefs contrary to ours. I read with joy that people who reject us are the minority.
The choices we make after tragedies of all kinds determine how our tomorrow will be. It is up to us to live in denial and allow negative experience dictate with what you will do with your future or to move on and create opportunities. There is life after rejection because 1 Peter 2: 9 affirms that “you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” And NOTHING can separate us from his love.