Learning from Rejections

@annierose (18021)
Philippines
November 11, 2016 6:53am CST
Once in a while, we felt rejected for things that we want to achieve. It can be related to love, career, studies and the like. I had experienced being rejected not just once when I was applying for a job. But it did not make me lazy on finding another job. I kept on searching until I found a good one. Rejections gave me a significant lesson in life. It made me more persistent and developed my patience. What did you learn from rejections?
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@just4him (128384)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 16
Perseverance is the best lesson from rejection.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
13 Nov 16
Yes, I agree. Have you ever felt rejected with your writings before?
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@just4him (128384)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Nov 16
@annierose Yes, many times.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
@just4him It was those times you were just starting, right?
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@JudyEv (136529)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
It is no good giving up if you receive a rejection of some kind. You need to learn from the experience and keep on trying.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
13 Nov 16
I agree. It is the way we keep on growing. Being stuck with the pain of rejections will lead us nowhere.
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@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 Nov 16
@judyev Yes, that is good advice I am going to think of that as I try to get published freelancing in my writing next year! AND in the writing contests that I plan on entering! Thanks for the advice!
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@skysnap (18040)
11 Nov 16
i find it hard to grow over rejection.. especially when i had jobless days.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
13 Nov 16
I agree. When I experienced rejections during those times, I tried to look for jobs over the internet. Well, I got a homebased-job and it was good to earn even a little while staying at home.
@AkoPinay (10094)
• Philippines
21 Nov 16
I am fine to be rejected when applying for a job but I am not if family/relatives reject me
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
21 Nov 16
It hurts more when it is a close family member or relatives reject us. But as what I have noticed, sometimes other people are more concerned to us rather than our own relatives.
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@AkoPinay (10094)
• Philippines
21 Nov 16
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
22 Nov 16
@AkoPinay Even among my siblings, I have noticed it too.
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@SIMPLYD (84449)
• Philippines
24 Nov 16
Applying a job is really tiring . You will not know if you will be hired or not . All that you can do is pray fervently that you will be called to be interviewed for the job . ANyway , we learn each time we are rejected . We learn to get up and try again in some other jobs .
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@SIMPLYD (84449)
• Philippines
24 Nov 16
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@Jenning (2022)
• Nigeria
13 Nov 16
In fact, every situation in life leaves itself without a Lesson. It's left for us as a responsibility to pick the lessons and run with them. Greater Success lies in front of us.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
14 Nov 16
That is the spirit @Jenning! I agree with you. If we keep our thinking on the bright side of life, then we will see how beautiful life is.
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@Jenning (2022)
• Nigeria
14 Nov 16
@annierose So beautiful. We just need the one thing, which is Courage! Courage to keep moving.
• Peoria, Arizona
11 Nov 16
Rejection is one of the best things that can happen to a person because it helps us strive to get better at what we really want to do or realize that we should change something in our lives.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
13 Nov 16
I agree with you Felicia Kane! Rejections make us humble.
• Peoria, Arizona
13 Nov 16
@annierose We learn what we should do to better ourselves for sure.
22 Nov 16
yeah they are learnings to lead a quality life :)
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
22 Nov 16
Sure! Everything happens for a reason and as we journey through life, we keep on learning many things.
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@kaka135 (14130)
• Malaysia
21 Nov 16
Besides being more persistent and patient, I think we can always be more creative and innovative when it comes to rejection. As we can't find the way out of here, we will always seek for opportunities elsewhere, and we might come up with something even greater! Good that you have found a good job!
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
22 Nov 16
Thanks @kaka135 I think it all depends on one's personality. If we dwell on negative things then we will be always feeling down after a rejection. So, I think it is better to always be aware of our mindset.
@JustBhem (44097)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Nov 16
Rejection means, it is only a bad day not a bad life. Meaning there is always another day. If someone rejected you, well it's their loss not ours. Maybe we are too cool for them.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
13 Nov 16
Thanks for the Bhem! I think we just deserve something better.
@iridion9 (10752)
• Philippines
11 Nov 16
Rejections are part of our lives. You need to adapt it.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
13 Nov 16
I do agree. No one ever lived a perfect blissful life at all.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
11 Nov 16
Rejection always makes me work to remedy the reason for the rejection.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
13 Nov 16
That is good Deborah! It helps us to reflect more on ourselves. We might have something that we need to work on so that we can be better.
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
11 Nov 16
Same with me. I've experienced being rejected for several times. But I never give up. The rejections made me more motivated to be better, and to find other jobs. Life is actually a chance for learning.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
13 Nov 16
I agree. Learning is a never ending process. It starts from the time we were born and up to our grave.
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@SophieY (902)
• South Africa
29 Nov 16
well its more of learning from mistakes
@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 Nov 16
@curlann I learned I had to work from whatever it is I was rejected.