We all go through rejections, in our daily life. Yes, you read it right everyone gets rejected one or the other way. Routine rejections could be when a stray animal rejects the food we try to feed them, when our friend do not like the idea of a hangout place, when our body rejects a certain kind of fast food we really love and the list goes on. It’s just how we take it and overcome it.
M sure most of you must be thinking but that’s not the kind of rejection that impact us deeply. My question is if the daily rejection does not impact you,
WHY WOULD YOU LET ANY REJECTION IMPACT YOU SO MUCH?
And if everyone gets rejected often,
WHY ARE WE AFRAID OF REJECTIONS?
WHY CAN’T WE GET OVER THAT DRECHING FEELING AFTER THE REJECTION?
I was rejected in my first interview, the interviewer did not even let me sit for the face to face round. Her exact words were “PACKINGING OF THE PRODUCT REVEALS HOW GOOD THE PRODUCT IS AND YOU MY DEAR IS NO GOOD”. I had an excellent academic record, still I was no good.
Gladly I have come a long way, Nope I am not going to reveal the year the above incident happened. You might guess my age. Let me share the ways it helped me to cope up.
Stop Judging yourself
Why do we wait for others approval about us? Why do we seek validation?
Let’s begin from changing this. Be kind to yourself, the same way we seek kindness from others. Understand and accept taking NO for an answer. I know rejections can be difficult and disheartening to cope up from. It’s Okay to expect from others or yourself, however, do not over burden thinking things should only go your way. Life is like a swing; it can swing either ways.
Don’t ever compare yourself with others. Remember, even your left feet do not match your right than how can you be same as others. Look at the mirror, that’s who need to compare your self with. Be a better version of yourself, not a copy of others. You may be a diamond but if you would treat yourself as glass how can you expect others to treat you as DIAMOND.
Do what interests you
Pick up a hobby, a long-lost interest. I remember when my uncle passed away my aunt started cooking more and sent a box of food to everyone around. It made her happy. She liked feeding people so much that sending food became an everyday affair. After few years it turned a successful NGO venture, she decided to open an NGO that collects leftover food and deliver it as food boxes to less fortunate.
Plan a Holiday
It’s a proven fact that a holiday planning gives us as much joy as going on a holiday. Make it a yearly affair. Every year in fall I take a holiday and trust me more than the holiday I love planning for it, all that research on narrowing down to the destination, what places to visit, the best local joints gives me immense happiness.