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Rethinking Rejection: Why You Should Embrace it

Defeat is not the end of the road, giving up is.

Rejection has a toxic nuance to it. Like an open vein draining a high amount of vulnerability. Besides feeling unworthy, your own self is so trampled on that you don’t even know if it’ll recover its original shape anymore.

“Rejection isn’t failure. Failure is giving up. Everybody gets rejected. It’s how you handle it that determines where you’ll end up.”― Richard Castle

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Don’t let it hold you back

Ask yourself: “What can I learn from this?” “What did I gain?”

“I always feel like rejection is my petrol. That’s what keeps me going”. — Laura Kightlinger

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Use rejection to build some resilience

Tough skin is not an easy thing to build. To toughen up your spirit one would have to endure some hardships and beat-downs. It’s an ineluctable certainty, one that’s necessary for growth.

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