It was one particular moment, one particular incident that deflated me from the inside. She wasn't ready. She simply wasn't ready. Based on what she said, she'd never be.
Have you ever wondered why some people leap for their dreams while others dig their feet deeper into the trench of stagnation? Do the dream chasers have leaper’s luck? Do they have the “leaper” gene as part of their DNA. Or, perhaps the ones who leapt are supremely talented, know the right people, have a whole heap of ambition and possess an obscene amount of passion. Maybe. Maybe not.
What do the following phrases sound like to you?
· Youʼre fired!
· I want a divorce.
· Youʼre not what weʼre looking for.
If you answered rejection, you’re correct. Rejection is a clear sign that a door has closed, but more than that, rejection tells us that weʼre not where we need to be. It could also mean we are supposed to grow in a particular area.
No form of rejection is easy to digest, especially when our pride is hurt. And unfortunately, if we never get past our wounded pride, it will be impossible to make a dignified transition after the rejection.
Have you ever been on a webinar or at a live event when the presenter's technology acts up? No biggie. The audience understands, right? Most will, but a thought will inevitably cross at least one viewer's mind: Did he/she prepare?