Work It | Rejection
Well, I wish I had a different response to my inaugural post about my job search. Alas, I was… rejected.
It’s unpleasant to be rejected. Especially from something you know you could easily rock. People like to say things like, “It wasn’t meant to be.” I know this, because I am those people. Except you wonder. You think dark thoughts, friends. There’s no sugar coating it, no rosy spin. Rejection sucks, even if Oprah does tell you, “I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me.”
My course of action when served a pipping hot bowl of rejection is this: I allow myself to wallow for a bit and then, after I’m done with despair, I get back on the horse. The wallowing period is crucial. I need to allow myself to go through it and really feel it in order to regroup.
In the end, the only thing we can do with rejection is to pick ourselves back up and try again. It hurts, but it’s not forever. Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself.
How about you? How do you bounce back from rejection? The Huffington Post has seven exercises. I’m off to try a few…