Rejection and the Free Gift Inside (no, really)

Rejection is a Gift. Photo by Anssi Koskinen

Rejections, like packages, come in many shapes and sizes. Some rejections are wrapped in a polite decline. Others come in loud colors and a big red bow.

When you get a rejection, receive it gratefully. Don’t discard it. Instead, take it home. When you have quiet time, unwrap the rejection.

Inside you’ll find a gift.

Is the gift a warning? One Rejection Therapy player was rejected by a woman in a subway, only to see her drinking mini-vodka shots on the train minutes later. He wrote how relieved he was that she ignored him, saying “Man’s rejection is God’s protection“.

Does the rejection save you valuable resources (time, energy, money) you can reallocate more productively? Did the rejection include feedback you can use to improve your offering (your offering could be anything: yourself, your product or service).

Is it telling you to quit? That’s for you to decide. For aspiring writers, Stephen King says:

“Not after six rejection slips, certainly, nor after sixty. But after six hundred? Maybe. After six thousand? My friend, after six thousand pinks, it’s time you tried painting or computer programming.”

Perhaps this rejection is the motivation you need to prove others wrong. Rejection has a way of smoking out the unbelievers. You need people who can take you to the next level.

Whatever free gift is inside the rejection, accept it.  It’s custom made just for you. Use it to your advantage. It will be something you can build on.

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Awaken Your Motivation In One Easy Step

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Act or Accept

Accept, in the context of this statement, it means to “tolerate” or “to endure without protest or reaction” the consequences of inaction. It means either you make your own future, or accept sloppy seconds – and accept it with a smile on your face.

For example, can you bravely accept the consequences of not exercising? If the answer is “No, I can’t accept the inevitable depression/self-loathing/high blood pressure that will result from not exercising”, then you must act.

You can ask yourself this question on a case-by-case, day-to-day basis. Act or Accept. It’s a good axiom to live by.

Action Proceeds Motivation

Another powerful phrase I want to share with you is action precedes motivation. You awaken the motivation inside you by doing something, anything, FIRST.

Wish you had a better social life? Get off the couch. Stop being so comfortable. A small action will break your stink-think mindset and create sparks of motivation.

Once you’re in motion, keep the momentum going with another action, however small, and so on and so on.

Sparks become a fire, motion begets momentum which in turn begets more momentum… until you become an unstoppable force hurling full speed towards your goal. Your success starts with a single act.

So go ahead. Make your move.

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