Going through life you are going to meet a lot of rejection. Its how you handle this rejection that determines how you grow and how you succeed. As the results of my graduate applications begin to trickle in, its about time to start preparing for rejection and how i plan to grow from it.
“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” – Steve Maraboli
The initial stab of rejection is hard, the first thing you need to do is take a deep breath. Except those painful feelings and then breathe them out; removing them from your thoughts and feelings. For me, the hardest element of rejection is if your not expecting it because you are unable to prepare for those feelings.
The next stage to recovering from rejection is to figure out what possibly went wrong. Its not always possible to get the reasons someone said no to your applications, so you need to have the ability to look back objectively and read around for others who have been rejected and why they think they were.
Finally, you need to decided how you are going to improve yourself for the next time. If your missing some work experience, find some intimate for the next application. If its your entry test, spend more time prepping for the next round.
If you don’t improve after the rejection, your not going to change and you are not going to have that success and growth. With everything crossed that i get accepted to at least one of my applications because i really love it. Alas, what comes will come.