I’ve received enough rejection emails to know that if it doesn’t begin with “Congratulations!” it will usually end in some kind of disappointment.
Recently, reality decided to smack me in the face with the humiliating defeat of failure rejection.
You were not selected
You’ve just been rejected!
Any way you look at it, this answer is no.
1. Take the day to be miserable.
Cry tears of disappointment
Stare at space and think about nothing
Feel all of the bleh
Nothing hurts more than getting stabbed with 100% pure honesty.
2. Admit your rejection to other human beings.
To anyone willing to pause and listen
Over and over again
Until its no longer words+pain,
Just words+a lingering sadness.
3. Make plans for a better tomorrow.
Because today is kinda very sucky
And “No” feels personal
But tomorrow is a brand new day with the potential to be better
And another opportunity for “Yes.”
4. Approach life with a different pair of (perspective) lenses.
There is There definitely is,
so much more in life to pursue.
You have You definitely have,
the strength to continue
and create the life that you desire.
Believe in yourself
Keep swimming forward
“She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.”
-Beau Taplin-Beau Taplin
Originally published at tayzau.com on April 4, 2017.