I’ll be honest with you – by far the most scary thing for me in life was being rejected.
Due to some old beliefs and programs I had in my mind, which I had unconsciously picked up somewhere along the way, I associated rejection with failure. Every time I found myself in a situation where I would experience refusal, I would simply feel unable to love myself. I believed that I was not good enough.
Honestly, I would be lying to you if I said that today I do not feel that way.
I was expecting to get a job … I was almost 100 percent sure that I would get hired.
However, a few days ago I was officially informed that I was rejected.
„Another failure in a row of many“ – I thought to myself. I do not have to tell you how I felt in that moment.
Most often, all the beliefs that I am trying to completely eradicate from my mind then flow to the surface.
Now that I understand the wider picture, now that I am aware of myself, I know that rejection is painful, but sometimes it is not bad for us at all. In fact, we need it for our own personal growth and development.
And you know what else I’ve realized: it’s not rejection, it’s redirection.
There is a big difference between what we believe is best for us and what really is best.
Rejection at any point in my and your life as well, does not mean that there is something wrong with us. It does not mean that we are less valuable, that we are not good enough or that we are not able to spread our wings and take off … because let me tell you – We definitely are.
As hard as it is for us to accept, rejection conceals its secret blessing. Perhaps we will not be aware of it in the given moment, we will not understand what is going on, but after a while, we will realize that everything is happening for some reason, the best one for us and we will be grateful for it.
I know I am. Thankful, for knowing that the invisible hand of God leads my way and I believe that every rejection is a redirection. A new chance.
I know and believe that any rejection means we are one step closer to our goals. Closer to our dreams and achieving them. Ready for something bigger ….
Rejection teaches us that somewhere between all our plans, desires and expectations life happens.
All the situations that knock us off our feet are happening. There are challenges in which we recognize our courage and will to change. But even then, rejection teaches us patience. Understanding. Wisdom. Accepting ourselves.
It teaches us to remain in harmony with our own ideals. It teaches us that we do not need approval from others but only our own, because it is the only approval that truly matters.
How do you deal with rejection and have you ever had a situation where you were rejected from something only to be redirected to something better? Write me your experiences.
Lot’s of love,
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