To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
There’s no doubt that rejection is painful. Whether it’s from someone you like and are asking out, or a job you really wanted, rejection is a tough pill to swallow. Unfortunately it’s a necessary part of life, but the good news is that rejection can actually be a good thing. Even though it won’t feel like it at the time, there is lots of good that can come from rejection. Here are just some of the ways that rejection can be a good thing:
- It builds character. Someone who’s had everything handed to them on a silver platter just isn’t as interesting as someone who’s had to work hard for where they are in life. The most inspirational stories are those of people who have been down and out and rejected time and time again before finally finding success. So while rejection stings at first, try to think of it as one more interesting thing about you, or one more way that you’re growing as a person.
- It brings you closer to what’s right. Getting rejected from something like a job you really want is a blessing in disguise. That job probably wasn’t right for you, and if you took it you wouldn’t be available for the job that’s really right for you. Rejection brings us one step closer to what we are meant to do or to what’s right for us. If someone rejects you when you ask them out, just think that they weren’t the right person for you and now you’re a step closer to finding someone who is.