Never allow any rejection to be bigger than your vision. In the face of every rejection, project your vision before you.
Do you feel rejected or have been rejected by the very people you love? Well; the good news is that rejections are part of life. However, we must learn to develop a positive attitude anytime we are faced with rejection.
In fact, I can agree that not many people have the boldness, courage and ability to handle rejection when it comes.
Rejection can be very painful, but just as we learn to cope with toothaches, cuts and headaches; we must also train our mind to help us handle any kind of rejection in order to rise above its venoms.
Rejection mostly comes from our loved ones, families, friends, managers, bosses, peers, parents. It can also come from the people we look up to most often and these could be a mentor, leader, teacher, prophets, evangelist, bishops and pastor.
Many of us have made a shipwreck of our destinies, life and happiness because we have allowed the rejection of others to switch off the life machine of our dreams, purpose and vision. This has put a lot of people in coma preventing them from taking positive steps to overcome their rejection.
No one is above rejection. Rejection comes to everyone. This means that rejection is part of the air we breathe. Moreover, it is very sad that we allow the behaviours and characters of other to push us into a state where we don’t feel any joy and happiness to pursue our dream and vision for ourselves.
Sometimes, these individuals may not realise how their behaviours make us feel and would not see the point of us feeling depressed by them.
I have faced many rejections in life. I have experienced it from family members to spiritual leaders I least expected it from. One thing that kept me going and achieving my dream is that I have read from the word of God that says, “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up” Psalm 27:10.
This bible verse has been the driving force behind my pursuit.
Not everyone will accept or celebrate us. Many will treat us if we do not matter, but the attitude we cultivate and build will go a long way to lift us from the pit of rejection projecting unto the mountain of success.
Maybe you have been rejected from pursuing a course at the university due to your skin colour, race. You may have been refused a proposal for a job, career, book you wanted a foreword written for or music album you have dreamt of releasing by a pastor or leader you look up to. No matter how you feel, never allow the rejection of other steal your joy and happiness. Attitude is everything is you want to soar above the storm of rejection. Therefore, you must develop the right attitude to help you to bounce back to life to live your dream and vision.
When we allow rejection to get to us, we shut our inner door for greatness and trap ourselves in the hole of depression and doubt. I have always said that and it’s worth repeating it. Step up and keep up, you are destined for greatness.
You must know that you are the only one who can inspire and encourage yourself when everyone else has rejected you. You are not here to be depressed about life’s challenges but to arise and take positive steps to attain the purpose for your life.
Being rejected by someone does not mean you are not relevant to another person. There is time for everything. So, a time is coming where those who rejected you will come looking for you to save and help them. Don’t give up on yourself.
In life, you must remember that not everybody can see your worth in their life. This is the more reason why should allow those who can’t see your inner beauty and greatness limit you from shining and glowing.
Dealing with rejection gives us the platform to rebuild our lives and bounce back to achieve our aspirations. Nothing is worst like giving up on your personal dream because of rejection from others. You are only who can live your dream and purpose better. Therefore, inspire yourself and take measures to block the negative jabs rejection may want to inject into your mind.
Whatever it is that has led to the rejection, I would encourage you to build yourself with some level of faith so as ignite the passion to pursue, overtake and recover the success you may have lost due to rejection.
You are more important than the rejection of men.
Here are 16 ways to bounce back after rejection
- Trust in the lord
- Believe in yourself
- Never depend too much on people
- Remain focus on your dreams
- Develop positive thoughts
- Renew your mind about people
- Be organise and respect time
- Be diligent and determined
- Stop pleasing others other than yourself
- Learn to accept NO and disappointments
- Develop yourself by learning new skills
- Don’t take rejection personally
- Have mentors who will help you achieve your dream
- Be open-minded and learn to accept feedbacks
- Celebrate and have time for yourself
- Befriend inspirational books or materials to motivate you.
Written by: Ferdinard Senyo Lawson
Ferdinard Senyo Lawson is a Creativity Award (CA-AWARD, 2015) Best Life Coach & Best Public Speaker Winner, True African Heritage Awards (BEST AUTHOR, 2015) and Beffta. Founder & C.E.O of Ferdinard Lawson Empowerment & Inspirational Agency C.I.C ( FLEiA.CIC) in UK, Public Health Professional, Author, Lifestyle Coach, Transformational & Public Speaker, Publishing Consultant and columnist He is an international speaker.