Hey y’all! So today I want to talk about something I honestly hate…. rejection! This post came from a current situation I’m going through in my personal life in which I got rejected.
To elaborate, I did a thing (can’t disclose it just yet) that I was so confident about and in the end was rejected. The thing that messed me up the most about the rejection was my confidence in myself that I was going to get it. I’m fairly good at gauging when I should and should not be confident in situations and this was a situation I was so confident about I told my mom (If y’all anything like me you don’t tell your mom anything until it’s solidified because the entire family will know within minutes).
I was talking through these feelings with a friend and having a moment of humility. What came from this moment was her saying these exact words to me, “I think we all draw back a little bit when we give something or someone our best and it wasn’t good enough. Just means something better is on the way. I have to cling to that or I’ll be so jaded.” Y’all, when I say every single word of this spoke to me… IT SPOKE TO ME!
As I’ve previously mentioned, I take everything personal (a trait I’m working on) and in this moment I shouldn’t have! I was working myself up about something that I honestly didn’t even want to begin with but the simple fact that I was told “No” got me so in my lil feelings. The fact that I felt as though I deserved it even if I didn’t want it had me questioning my capabilities. The fact that I was taking it personal made me feel as though the rejection had solely to do with me and my actions when in reality it was probably beyond me.
That then made me reflect on some of my prior rejections in life that all of which came before a major accomplishment. So to my friend, thank you for humbling me and helping me remember what’s for me will never miss me and since it missed me, it was never for me. Thank you for helping me remember even though this didn’t work out, it does not invalidate my capabilities. I’m still the same Millennial Girl Boss I’ve been and they honestly weren’t ready for me!
“I think we all draw back a little bit when we give something or someone our best and it wasn’t good enough. Just means something better is on the way. I have to cling to that or I’ll be so jaded.” -AC