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Look at rejection as an opportunity to grow and keep trying. If you let one or a few or even many rejections make you believe this is how things will always be, then you make it hard for yourself to find success or happiness.

Let’s face it, sometimes there is nothing good about rejection at all, but at other times a silver lining can be drawn out if you look hard.

You might have applied for a job and told you are not accepted for the time being but you should apply again in six months. You may think of it as a rejection or a way of getting your foot in the door; it is how you choose to look at it. If you are rejected in a relationship, you may think there is nothing good about it at all or you may see it as an opportunity to find a better relationship and love again.

If an agent rejected your manuscript but at the same time he told you that you have a lot of talent and you should try to reach out again with a revision or a future project, do not consider it a rejection but a chance of getting noticed for the next time.

Not to take things so personally is another way to be more positive when it comes to rejection. If you cannot join your dream college or you get rejected for a job, do not attribute it to something being wrong with you, you never know maybe someone was hired internally; it does not mean you are a loser.

You should know that rejection has nothing to do with you as a person, and it happens to the best of us. It is hard not to take it personally if you get dumped by your significant other, but it just means you are not right for this person in particular right now.


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