Rejection is hard. Not all the time, but most of the time. For example, if you get rejected for something you didn’t want in the first place, it’s whatever. But when you get rejected and you wanted that position or really needed it? Now that hurts and it’s really discouraging.
Trust me, I’ve had my fair share of rejections. In fact, I got rejected from the same company three times for three different positions. THREE (fun fact: the second rejection hurt the most). And I’m going to be honest with you, it sucked. I really wanted the job and I didn’t get it. The second time I found out I was rejected from this company, I was grumpy all day, I cried, I spent ages thinking “what’s wrong with me?” and “Why don’t they want me?” And then… I woke up the next morning. And I realized that it’s not that big of a deal and there’s better things out there. I just have to find those better things and go for it. So what I wasn’t a perfect fit for them? I’ll find the place I’m a perfect fit for eventually and until then I will find a place that is willing to take me and my all-star Ad/PR skills and make them even better.
I know it sounds really lame and cliché (I literally said this in my last post, get it together Kimberly), but don’t let rejection make you feel like you need to give up. Don’t give up. Instead, get up, get out there, and make shit happen. And if you need to take a day to wallow in self pity and be a brat about it (like I did) then do that. Just don’t let those feelings last or linger. Get it out and move on.
All that applies well to jobs and other forms of professional rejection, but what about relationship rejection? That’s a whole different entree with its own flavor of pain. I cannot even count how many times I’ve been semi-interested in someone only for me to find out that that person either:
A.) Doesn’t like me
B. ) Likes someone else
C.) Finds my friend hot and not me
D.) Turns you down for a different, yet equally awful, reason
It doesn’t even have to be a straight “no” to my face for it to still feel and hurt like rejection. It can be really hard to get over relationship/love rejection, especially if you’ve liked the person for a while. But who the hell has time to entertain and be sad over people who do not think you’re beautiful, awesome, and worth being with? Screw people who don’t like you or don’t think you’re worth it.
It is more rewarding to wait for someone who thinks you’re worth the world, than to be upset over someone who doesn’t. And when you do find someone who thinks you’re the greatest thing to walk the Earth, you just have to pray that you feel the same way about them. But no seriously, being sad over someone who doesn’t think you’re enough is shit. You are enough and someone is going to see that one day and it’s going to be awesome.
So how do you all handle rejection? Let me know in the comments! Thank you for reading and I’ll catch you next time! Lots of love xx