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How to Handle Rejection

Updated on August 10, 2016
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Caroline is a Business Management graduate with diverse work experience in the field of Banking, Communications & Retail Sales.

Rejection, who haven’t received rejection? Anyone? I haven’t known anyone who hasn’t been rejected or haven’t rejected anyone yet. It’s an inevitable part of life. If you haven’t been rejected yet, well, you’re just lucky for now. At some point in our lives, we have faced and will be facing rejection a few or several times in our lifetime.

Almost every move we make requires acceptance. In applying for a job or a visa, in asking for a date or a marriage proposal, loan requests or business proposal, whether we are at work, in school or at times even at home. People of all ages, regardless of their social standing and profession, we all receive the same devastating kind of rejection. The difference lies on how we handle it, we all have our different ways in responding to rejection. But just like any negative emotion, we have to process it positively.

Rejection somehow affects our self-esteem and takes us some time to regain it. Let’s just not stay feeling down there for too long. Let us not remain as a pathetic ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend who is still waiting and hoping to be loved again nor push oneself too hard on someone who don’t want you or doesn’t want you anymore. Oftentimes you have to treat yourself as valuable for others to see how valuable you are. Take rejection as a challenge and use this to better yourself.

If we have been denied of a chance or an opportunity to have what we want or be with whom we want right now, it doesn’t mean that we don’t deserved it. It can be that for now it’s not just the right time or that there are other or way better chances/opportunities opened for us. Sometimes a previous rejection can be a blessing in disguise cause you’ll never know what’s more in-store for you unless you start to rise up, move on and discover your whole wide horizon.


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      Caroline Guillermo 

      6 years ago from Bataan, Philippines

      Thanks to you too Billjordan for the appreciation =)

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      Caroline Guillermo 

      6 years ago from Bataan, Philippines

      Thank you my friend for always appreciating my works. A friend like you and my readers inspires me to continue writing. I am also glad and proud to be your friend =)

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      William Jordan 

      6 years ago from Houston

      great piece I can feel the rain.

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      6 years ago

      galing tlga ng pards ko ah,, why don't you try posting this in Definitely Filipino page in FB, you'll surely be famous. :) and i'll be your number 1 fan.. keep flexing our minds pards! *proud friend.. ;)


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