Keep Rollin’

  
It was really all good just a few weeks ago. I was feeling like I was on top of the world and that I could climb the highest mountain. But something changed, something happened. I applied for an opportunity that I was confident that I could obtain, I really thought I had it in the bag and so did my support system. But even with all signs pointing towards yes, I was turned down. I had to endure what we are all afraid of, rejection. Ugh, it gives me the shakes just thinking about it and I’m embarrassed to even open up about it at the same time. I’ve been feeling like a wounded soldier back from war, disoriented, not sure what to do next. I even think that my physical state was impacted by what I was going through mentally after being told that I could not have what I felt like I was entitled to and working towards for literally years. I’ve been trying to build myself up through reading motivational quotes, scriptures, mediation, and my final step is sharing this post.

Rejection or the act of rejecting is defined by Webster’s dictionary as to refuse to have, take, or recognize and furthermore to discard as useless or unsatisfactory. WOW, right? Dang. No wonder we hesitate to do some things merely due to the risk of being rejected. Who wants to feel useless or unsatisfactory? Sheesh. Rejection stops us from applying for that job, asking someone out on a date, asking for a promotion, etc on and on. It just stops us…and it shouldn’t. Rejection doesn’t necessarily mean that we aren’t worthy but perhaps that we aren’t meant to do what we are requesting or what we are seeking isn’t truly right for us. 

The way that I have been able to overcome the rejection blues is to believe that I was going after something that was not right for me right now. I simply turned down the wrong road on my journey and now I just have to turn back around and get back on the right road. I mean I get lost and led astray by Siri every other day so this shouldn’t be any different, right? I am not really sure where I’m supposed to be headed but I do know that I’m still rolling and I’m not looking back, I won’t look back. We must understand that rejection is a part of the journey, it’s inevitable and life goes on after it occurs. I have made a vow to myself that I will not make the mistake of giving the negative aspects of rejection all of the power. I will be rejected with grace and extract the positive outcomes for my own personal growth. 

“Close doors. Rejections. They do not decide your fate. They simply redirect your course. You must keep moving because life’s detours can also be meaningful.” – Dodinksy 

Respect the Journey. 

-M 

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6 thoughts on “Keep Rollin’

  1. You couldn’t have said that any better! I felt every word and seen you over the last few weeks… im really proud of everything you have accomplished so far! You truly have a better path ahead of you! I can’t wait to see us both grow 🙂

    Thank you so much for putting ur heart and soul into these posts! You really are special and im glad I get to call you my friend!

    1. Thanks for reading, I never think that I’m worthy of anyone reading my thoughts lol it’s still weird but it’s also comforting to know that others can understand what I’m trying to convey! The opportunities and possibilities are both endless and limitless, we just have to keep spreading our wings!!

  2. Ugh! Darn, kick, scream, *fight air like Cuba Gooding in Boyz n the hood* Rejection is tough. However, clearly something else bigger and better is out there just for you! When we don’t get what we want it’s a blow to the gut and ego because it’s like what? Why not me? I know I deserve this! I’m looking forward to hearing about the next opportunity that IS out there just for you! Muah!

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