No one likes to accept rejection. In all honesty it sucks. No one wants to be told that they are not good enough. A “No,” can literally feel like a slap in the face.
In most cases, rejection doesn’t mean that you should give up.
In actuality, it means that you should try harder. Unless of course, you are pursuing that irresistibly hot guy, or gal at your job that has been intentionally avoiding you, and giving you the cold shoulder.
In that case you should stop, and abort all hopes and dreams of becoming romantically involved; there’s no need for you to receive a restraining order, or appear on an episode of fatal attraction because they politely declined your advances…
But, when it comes to that really big project that you’ve poured all your effort and time in to: do not let anyone steal your confidence, or cause you to doubt your own work.
Not everyone can do what you do.
Whether it’s a song, poem, or book you wrote, or a photo you took, or a picture you drew, it is uniquely yours. You must believe in yourself, even when no one else does.
Whatever you do, don’t give up, and always try just one more time.
You never know who’s going to give you that “yes,” you’ve been searching for.
P. S. This post was inspired by a rejection letter I received today, for my novel, THE ELITE. Below I have inserted the politely kind, yet disappointing rejection.
Never the less, I am not discouraged.
Do you have fear of rejection? Have you had your works rejected? How did you feel, and what did you do?