Lynette Noni writes about rejection applied to writers. However, I am reblogging this because what she says about rejection applies to most forms of rejection. I received a rejection email this week regarding a poem I submitted to a journal, some of you might have received some other form of rejection. If anyone rejected something regarding you this past week, take a look at what Lynette has to say.
Rejection sucks. There’s no way to sugar-coat it. In any area of life, rejection – in one form or another – is crushing. It hurts. It chips away at our self-esteem, it kicks the metaphorical spleen of our pride, and it shreds the lingering vestiges of our hope. It’s just plain uncool.
But you know what?
Rejection is also one of the best things we can ever experience.
Without feeling the sting of rejection, we would never have the opportunity to become more than what we are. We’d never need to make the tough choices in life, the decisions addressing what matters most and what price we’re willing to pay to see our dreams come to pass. We would never get to ask ourselves, “What am I truly passionate about?”
We would also never have a reason to then ask, “Are my dreams worth my blood, sweat and tears?”
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