It’s time for each of us to give ourselves a break.
Day #7 of Sanity via Tim McDonald
Have you ever been turned down for a job or a contract you really wanted? You had already imagined yourself doing that work and then, you discover someone else got it. When you find out, you may feel disappointed or ask yourself, ‘what did I do wrong? What could I’ve done to get that job?’That’s how I used to react in these situations. And today, I have found myself reacting quite differently and instead asking myself, ‘What can I learn from this situation? Is this really how I wanted to spend my life?’ It allows me to see opportunities to choose myself and wonder what I can go out and create.
We have been conditioned to see rejection as us not being worthy or good enough. It often makes us doubt our abilities. But what would happen if we started seeing rejection as a gift? Maybe that job or contract would have sapped our energy by requiring us to work 24/7, for example? Maybe we didn’t get the credit card and it helped us conserve our spending? What are we not worthy of in the end?
It’s all about our mindset and If we are able to see it as an opportunity to ask, why did we want that job so badly? Was it really going to help me live the life I want to design for myself? Does it align with my purpose in life or does it simply serve my ego of telling people that I have a very important title?
- Where did I feel my deepest rejection?
- Why did I see it as a rejection?
- How can I re-define what feeling ‘rejected’ means to me?
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