A Hidden Truth About Rejections

What have you been told about rejections? Do you know rejections can be a blessing in disguise?Well to feed your curiosity, I suggest that you take your time to read this, as I look forward to your response.

I am sure everyone, in one way or the other, has had their share of rejections. Some persons may have their own stories to tell regarding this subject matter. Rejections have had a high impact on the life of many individuals, including you and me, and the effects vary for each individual. Indeed it is a very crucial issue as it has played a role in our growth and even has a hand in our behaviors.

We need to be sincere with ourselves. I could remember vividly, sometimes ago, when I got an offer from a reputable personality to do a writing job. As a writer, I am sure you can relate. I was elated and nervous simultaneously. So many thoughts kept coming; "What if I mess up?", Am I qualified for this job?", "This is a life-changing opportunity for me."The thoughts kept coming, and at a point, I went blank to the point that I couldn't come up with anything at all. I had to calm myself down and call one or two friends I had and explain the whole situation to them. I must say that I am blessed to have nice friends around me.

As humans, we must have friends who we can run to when we need help or encouragement. It is essential for our mental health and well-being. So back to the gist, they encouraged me and assured me that I could handle the job. Immediately after those call sessions, my morale level increased, and I observed that I was ready to do the job. My fellow writers and readers, I did the job, so I thought to my best. I was optimistic that I would get a positive feedback from my client.

After a few minutes of submission, I heard my phone message ringtone. I had to rush to pick up my phone from where I had left it before, only for me to receive a message from MTN. Gosh! I felt disappointed; you know that feeling when you are expecting an important message to pop in only for you to receive a message from your preferred mobile network. Smiles! At this moment, " we hear people say this world has no balance," I had to check my messages once again, and this time carefully and behold, I saw the message. I had to take my time, breathe in and out, and boom! I saw, "I am sorry I can't use this "I must be dreaming, I said to myself" I was disappointed, this time highly disappointed.

Immediately I felt pains all over my body; I felt so weak and hopeless; I had invested so much time in that project. I asked if there was anything I could do, and the next message I received was, "I am sorry, nothing can be done." I didn't know when tears started flowing down my cheek; I got so emotional and just couldn't accept the fact that this was happening to me. After a while, I had to tell myself the truth. I guess this is where most of us get it all wrong. We allow our emotions to cloud our thinking, thereby hindering us from seeing our mistakes.

When we can notice our problems, it makes the whole process easier and faster for us. I knew I didn't do a great job after taking time to go over the job again. As a writer, people will expect nothing but the best from you; they don't want to take any excuse if you are not able to meet the standards set already. How you handle rejections matters a lot. If you allow it, rejection could build a wall and hinder you from making more progress, or you could also see it as a motivation and a redirection which it is. If I may ask again, how do you handle rejections? I would love to hear your own experience and learn from you.

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