Rejection and Regret? Continue Anyway.
“We would like to thank you for your strong interest in the job. We regret to inform you that at this point in time, an offer has been extended to another candidate and the position is now being closed. We wish you much success in all your future endeavours.”
“Thank you for taking the time to apply for the position. We regret to inform you that your current skill set, location and/or salary do not match those needed for our current opening.”
“Thank you for showing interest in our organization. We regret to inform you that we will not be able to take you on our projects this time. We admire your passion and we wish you all the best for your future endeavours.”
If the statements from above resonate with you, then you are one among many, who has received a letter of rejection from jobs you had applied for. These were retrieved from my mailbox, having found their space there, only recently. As I share my experience with rejection, I feel the need to wear the hat of a motivational speaker. That is what writing does, I think, it helps me to be an improved version of myself, and not be disheartened by life’s adversities.
I am still unemployed, in case you were wondering.
I do NOT regret to inform you that I SEE you, and I HEAR you!
I write this piece, in an attempt to identify and connect people who feel rejected in many aspects of their lives. I come carrying a lot of disappointment and regret in my life, I have been neglected and pushed to the background on many occasions, most of the times, owing to my coy and nervous nature. I hold a post graduate degree in Political Science, and have worked as a research assistant and as a teacher. I also possess eight years of failed and unnoticed blogging experience. I still have many rejection letters from companies, lying in my inbox. You are not alone in this! It is not only enough to boast about the job that you scored — the ones where you got rejected need to be shared as well. If you feel unheard or ignored, write and live life anyway.
I continue to write and be unheard.
The Paradoxical Commandments
— by Dr. Kent M. Keith
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.