Rejection: mastering success

“When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.”
― Kelly Cutrone

“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”
― Steve Maraboli

rejectionIn life, our greatest pains are out of being rejected. Rejection is a betrayal. That people did not care so much about who we are, about the potential of our ideas and dreams, about the significance of our being. Rejection is the universe’s way of telling us that we cannot be all things to all people. Rejection is the wisdom of the universe that we are entitled to nothing. That what we settle for is what we deserve. Rejection tests the generosity of the human connection.

Success is about developing toleration for rejection. The bigger the dream, the bigger the fear. Choosing to be successful is about opening up to others scrutiny of our work. Rejection is about being comfortable enough to shun the non-believers.

Rejection is about understanding that we have a right to speak, to do. Sometimes because we have something worthwhile to say or do, but mostly; because we have the ability to. We speak because we have a voice. We do because we have the ability to. Speaking our truth, doing our shit gives us peace, despite rejection or approval. Embracing rejection is about eliminating the negative energy of fear and rejection. Shame is the assassin of genius.

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