You’ve been rejected!

Ouch, these words hurt! It’s like building a life-sized sand-castle and a wave washes it away in just one go just because you made one big but simple mistake. You were just too close to the water. And with the wave, all your dreams got washed away. All you are left with is a pile of wet sand.

Now you’ve got two options. You can sit there and cry about it. Or you can learn from your mistake and build a stronger castle with that same pile of sand at a different location because you know you can. Which option would you advise your child to pick, and why?

The Rise And Fall Of Man

Rejection is hard to handle. Be it from a college you really wanted to be a part of or an organization you aspired to be linked with. But it’s the hardest to handle when you are rejected by someone you love. It leaves the deepest wounds and hurts the most. It not only your heart that shatters but YOU, yourself shattered to tiny little pieces. This is the time you hit rock bottom. The only way left out of this situation is up.

Remember Getting Rejected Is Not What Defines You But How You React That Does

Rejection makes you hit rock bottom but like in the sand castle situation, you still have two options. Either you can sit there forever and prove the one who rejected you right, or you prove them wrong. Prove it to them that they were wrong about you not being capable. At the same time, keep in mind that they were right you don’t belong there – Yyu belong somewhere better, this time you should aim higher. If they rejected you, it’s their loss not yours.

Up Up Up And Away

Now, lift your head up! It’s time to become a better person. It’s time to start over and choose a different strategy. It may seem dark and gloomy at first but remember every cloud has a silver lining. This is just a setback. Before you reach your destination, you will have to stop at a few signals and there will be a few speed bumps on your way. That’s a rule! Nobody ever said it’s easy to be successful. After getting rejected, it is time to rise again. Work hard. This time around, you have to work smart. Learn from your mistakes and avoid them.

Thomas Edison, the man who invented the bulb was told that he was too dumb to learn anything, he was fired from his job but after a thousand unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb, he finally invented it – just by learning from his mistakes.

Rejection Can Lead To Major Success

Criticism, failure, and rejection are all a part of the path that leads you to success. It’s about how you rise from the ashes like a phoenix reborn. Your attitude when you have been rejected is what success depends on. If it is positive, you will reach your goal; if it is negative, well, you won’t even try. If Steve Jobs would have given up after his first fall, do you think he’d have taken Apple to such great heights?

Next time you get rejected, think of it as an opportunity to rise again, an opportunity to start over, and to get it right. Be brave and ask yourself why have you failed? What did you do that led to this outcome? Why did you get rejected? Do an honest and unbiased analysis. Answer these questions with courage and face the consequences. Be optimistic. And ask yourself what you have learned from this experience. You must have learned something. Try to find a silver lining. At times, it is hard to see but it is out there. Sometimes, you have to wait for the sky to clear out till that silver-lining becomes proof of the sun shining behind the clouds.  Ask yourself how you can fix it and what you will do differently this time around? Benjamin Franklin once said “I haven’t failed a hundred times, I have found a hundred ways of doing it wrong”

See the sunny side yet?

Rejection is just a simple way of life that teaches you to learn from your mistakes. That’s just the way life is, it teaches you valuable lessons the hard way. And each lesson is different. Your fear of failing again may keep you from picking yourself up but that is no excuse. It’s like saying you shouldn’t eat because you will end up feeling hungry again. It’s about getting over that fear of failure. It’s about getting up again; it’s about having the confidence, and about becoming a better person. Better than you were and better than they thought you were. It’s about conquering your fears and getting out there again. If you can do it once, you can do it better the second time.

If you get rejected again, get back on your feet and try again!


Once you make up your mind, these small setbacks will not affect you. You’ll be successful one day!

Did you know that Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a news reporter and was told that she was “un-fit for TV”? Boy, did she prove everyone on that team wrong!

Mastering Rejection

Rejection is not a one-time thing. You have been rejected throughout your life. This is a part of the learning procedure. And your life is about learning something new every day. If you let rejections bring you down every time and think of it as failure, then you can forget about your dreams! However, if you want to achieve your goals, just treat rejection as a minor setback or a major challenge that you are willing to accept. Think of yourself as an agent on an impossible mission. Accomplish it! Master rejection. It’s a skill worth learning.

There is saying “You don’t drown by falling in the water you drown by staying there.”

What are you going to do? Think about it!


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