I was talking to my friend today about rejection. There’s so many degrees of rejection. Did you know there’s a board game called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Another topic, another story for another day. Anyhow, so many ways to be rejected. Too many.
My friend (Hi Anja!), said that how we handle the rejection is important. And I said, “Yes. We should handle it graciously.” Or something like that. It takes awhile to get to that point. At first rejection stings. It hurts. Even the anticipation of rejection is a total downer. So today I make a pact. Every NO I get is just an opportunity. An opportunity to look another direction.
I think about what THEY say… Somewhere in a white padded room there’s a group of people who make up profound sayings, cliches, proverbs and deep thoughts that we quote all the time. THEY (those people) say that, ” When one door closes another one opens.” So that’s the way I’ll look at my rejection. Not just the ones’ from editors. All my rejections.
Because after all THEY know what they’re talking about. Whoever THEY are.
Rejection does sting but when you finally break through it makes the happiness that much more intense.
Hi right back at you! Since there is a good chance I have just set myself up for a series of rejections in life I am so glad to have found your posts. That is what I keep telling myself, what both you guys said, handle the rejection, move forward, keep trying and the successes will be that much better!
Can’t wait to read of all these!
Hey you! Thanks for writing on my post. It’s just us on here so far. But it’s fun. I think my blog is going to end up being another way to get rejected. At least I have you…my one little blogee! Ha. Ha.