Durable Rejection


We have all been there before. Regardless of how well we live our lives, how well we may or may not treat people; we are not exempt. We have all experienced rejection from people we love, employers, strangers & associates. However, it is important that we understand that it is inevitable & one ‘no’ is another ‘yes’ down the line. Unfortunately, rejection hurts & could have crippling consequences that we can carry around with us forever. In the face of rejection, the greatest indicator of our character is how we stand up after we are forced to look it in the face.

I, myself, struggle with rejection. I am typically a very confident person. I know what I am worth & I know how hard I worked to get to where I am now. But I would be a liar if I said rejection did not sting when it has happened; some times more than others. But please believe me when I say that rejection does not say anything about who you are. In fact, it is just a reminder that a better opportunity will present itself. Do not let the these moments make you feel like less than what you truly are. In fact, these are the exact moments that will be a testament to your strength.

To encourage you further, please take a few minutes to watch the two videos below. I believe they could do for you, what they did for me.

In the meantime, never forget this- rejection’s only strength is in building you up. All the other side effects are obsolete.

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  1. That woman’s speech gave me chills. To that end, here’s a Marianne Williamson quote along the same lines:

    “If you don’t know how to pour your heart out to God, you will pour your heart out inappropriately to men or to women. If your relationship with God is aligned, your relationship with people will be aligned. When you’re fractured in your relationship with God, you will be fractured in your relationship with people. Sometimes people talk about spirituality and religion and say, ‘Well I don’t need a crutch. I don’t need to lean on God, I don’t need a crutch.’ My response to that is, ‘That’s fine, but the soul LEANS. So if you don’t lean on God, you will find yourself inappropriately leaning on someTHING or someONE you had best not lean on. If I’m not leaning on God, I am not in my strength or completeness because that’s where I get my sustenance. So I’m looking for a man [something or someone] to do what only God can do.” -M. Williamson

    “You think you have many different problems, but you only have one, separation from God.” -ACIM (A Course in Miracles)

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