3 Tips why — Rejection is Redirection
There’s a saying “Rejection is Redirection”, it’s often said when something happens in your life when you don’t receive something. This can be a promotion, a new job after interviewing or even when someone rejects you after a date. Here are three tips why this is true:
1. Hindsight — Think back to when you were rejected in your life, hasn’t it been better afterwards? You may feel terrible for a period or you are still feeling that way, however when you reflect back, it worked out well. You may have left a relationship or been dumped, however you will have experienced something else instead. Would you have been able to go overseas travelling or learnt a new language or been closer to your friends? I know we all wish we could have hindsight or look into the future but the rejection may have put you in the right path.
2. Experience what you actually want — For every interview you went to, you met the hiring manager and the business, you saw the type of business you went to. You may notice as much as you wanted the job, the business wasn’t for you. It might not be the industry that you are passionate about, the manager might be a micromanager or even the business isn’t doing so well. You might get rejected but from experiencing each encounter, you find out what actually you want. This gives you the opportunity to think about what you want from that new job, person or even that new experience. When did you last think about what you wanted and wanted to do?
3. Strength — Rejection makes us more resilient. When you reflect from something you were rejected from or when you went through change, you became stronger. You learnt from the experience and know you don’t want to do it again. Or you will think next time you will do something different. The experience will make you learn and you can use that experience in the future. You will definitely become stronger!