Rejection, probably the worst possible sense one can feel. Rejection has the ability to transform into several different meanings, depending on the situation that’s currently in play. Well for myself, I am feeling its disappointing vibe through the visual effects of e-mails. One of the many requirements when anyone decides to become a writer is the ability to take rejection because believe you me, it comes in waves when you’re sending your work out for agents to critique. As you write down your brilliant thoughts and experiences, a tendency to think that you’re a total badass can over fill your ego, which isn’t always a bad thing. Personally, I believe that as long as you believe in your genius manuscript, then you’ll continue the hustle until the right agent sees the same brilliance. Greatness isn’t just handed out like candy on Halloween, its earned through hard work and perseverance.
Rejection is one of life’s tests given to us periodically. It’s main purpose is to evaluate “how bad do you want it?” whatever it may be. The harder you work towards the goal that’s set in your mind, the greater the payoff when achievement enters the room.
The reason why rejection is so hard to absorb is because it has a squad that it travels with. Rejection is the boss and its menacing minions are failure, doubt, overthinking, disappointment and quitting.
I have learned over the years that the trick to defeating rejection is “Don’t take it to heart!!!” Take a few minutes to feel upset and then keep going. Think of rejection like a group of zombies. They’re going to chase you down because they want to naw on that delicious brain of yours. Grab that gun of yours, shoot ’em off and keep running towards the horizon. For every “No thank you” I receive, I send out 10 more. So when rejection starts lurking around the corner, prepare yourself. Battle on!
Face any rejections lately? How do you handle them?
Until next blog… Love Derra ❤