19 Sep Rejection is Rejuvenation
Gaining confidence from rejection. Rejection is redirection and rejuvenation.
Throughout life and our careers, we experience rejection. One of the hardest experiences is feeling experiencing a “no.” Rejection was a huge fear of mine until I experienced multiple rejections as an entrepreneur. I have pitched many things for my business and as an entrepreneur you are emotionally connected to your business. In the beginning I would feel disappointed to feel this rejection, but as time went by, I would look back in hindsight and say, “I wasn’t meant to have that because there was something else that was meant for me.” I began to look at this as redirection to other opportunities. It is OK to feel disappointed however at some point know that something else is coming.
I also called rejection, “rejuvenation,” because in all the times I’ve felt rejected, I’ve grown from those experiences and became emotionally stronger. I used to say I had thick skin and now I say I have a “suit of armor.”
My wish for women is that they will keep moving forward despite experiencing rejection in life.
Melissa Clark, founder, The She Shift