Have you been wondering about how to deal with rejection? In today’s article, I will show you 3 effective tips to handle rejection the perfect way. As of now, Let me ask you the following questions:
– Have you been recently rejected?
– Have you been told a Big disappointing NO lately?
If the answer is YES, then this article is the right one for you at the moment. Let’s follow up then with this rejection case:
– Have you asked yourself why you’ve been rejected?
– Have you been told why you’ve been rejected?
It’s always better to be told about the reason for rejection, but another important question I’m asking myself now:
– Are you sure that the reason you’ve been told is the real one behind being rejected?
Then it’s the same whether you have been told the reason or not. Every time I’m being rejected, I feel a big disappointment and depression. I tend at these moments to ask myself dozens of questions why I’ve been rejected? And the most important question is how to deal with rejection?
In this article, I will be walking you through 3 tips on how to deal with rejection. These tips are based on a couple of experiences we have passed by over the last few years.
I will also make sure to mention how to turn these rejection situations into a strong push towards success and achievement.
1. It’s Uncommon:
Change is that thing people are always afraid of. If you’re applying for a new idea that has never been touched before, Be prepared that you most likely will be proudly rejected. Not because how bad your idea is but because how new and uncommon it is!
Do you want to be rejected? Then make sure to go for new ideas and thoughts. You may be proudly rejected at the beginning but later on, people will start accepting what you’ve suggested once. This is the human nature.
You ask a group of people to choose between going in this common well-known road which will take one hour or to go in that other new road which will take less than 20 minutes.
The majority of them will tend to go for the first mentioned road which will take longer duration. It’s just because it’s always common for people to go for what they already know rejecting any other idea they have not been introduced to before.
Being rejected in such cases may turn you down; however, you should do your best to prove that this is doable and you were right. Believe in your thoughts, trust your inner feelings, and be proudly rejected! Make it a mission to go over and prove your idea to the whole world.
Our recent Schengen Visa application has been rejected. We were applying for it to go on a Europe road trip covering Switzerland, France, Brussels, Netherlands. In the refusal letter, It has been mentioned clearly that information submitted regarding the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable.
We concluded and have been told several times that the problem was the car road trip itself since it’s uncommon and unreliable that a family from a third world country can go over for such a road-trip.
How to deal with Rejection? We decided to turn this experience into a positive one by being proud to be rejected. Furthermore, this rejection made us re-evaluate different situations in our life.
It made us also considering exploring our home country Egypt on an inspiring road trip by the end of this year. Then we shall go further for an expanded road trip exploring Africa the continent.
Make sure to turn your rejection situation into a push boosts your success. Be always proud, and thankful for these situations which will make you stronger and adventurer.
2. You’re Overqualified:
One of the most common reasons nowadays to be rejected on a volunteering work, or a job position interview is that you’re overqualified!
What? Yes, it is. You’re overqualified and that’s why you have been rejected.
I remember that moment a few years ago while sitting with Mariam during the college years. She mentioned that she got rejected on such a volunteer work interview for the reason that she is over-qualified!
I was shocked and disappointed. You found an overqualified volunteer and you rejected her? That was inconvenient for me. It made me believe that it’s not the main reason and they’re just trying to deliver the rejection smoothly, but unfortunately, it was not.
So How to deal with rejection? Make sure to be thankful for these rejection situations. Re-invest your over-qualified skills in something better, maybe something yours. Let those who rejected you be so sorry for taking such a decision one day.
Let me admit that this is Mariam’s spirit all time. In such situations, she says “They rejected me! Then thanks for the rejection because there’s something better over there waiting for me“.
Remember that, Things won’t be sitting there waiting for you. You need to work hard for it. So always make sure to be proud you’ve been rejected, and work hard to prove that the world was wrong when they rejected you.
3. You’re Underqualified:
Back in 2007, I was into the filmmaking and videography career. I made a short feature film and was very keen to get it screened in national film festivals.
I applied the film to be screened on one of the popular film festivals at that time. After about a month of waiting for their decision, they told me you’ve been rejected as your film is underqualified.
I was so disappointed to that extent that I was thinking seriously to stop making films forever. Those experts decided that my film is underqualified and accordingly made me feel I shouldn’t make films anymore.
A few years later, I and Mariam were giving the opening keynote for Moscars Al-Hurria International Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt. We managed solely to organize such film festival with one goal in mind to screen all applied films including these underqualified ones.
Our idea was that instead of sending a rejection letter stating that the director is underqualified, sending him an approval letter to screen his film will give him the power and the push to do better in his upcoming films.
Approving me will help to do better, be more creative, be more responsible. Disapproving me will let me think carefully to leave the industry and find something else to work on.
So, How to deal with rejection? No problem, Make it the turning point to change the world. Let them know how they were stupid enough to reject your underqualified skills.
How To Deal With Rejection
It’s time to unleash your inside power and change the world for the better. Take it seriously and work hard for your goals. Success is not there waiting for you; however, You’re the one who need to chase it carefully.
One of my favorite books ever when it comes to rejection and how to beat fear and disappointment is Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection by Jia Jiang.
Jia Jiang came to the United States with a big dream to proudly be the next Bill Gates. Despite his successes in the early beginning in the corporate world, his attempts to pursue the entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection.
I strongly recommend reading the book as the author had mentioned about his 100 days of rejection experiment and how concluded easy-to-apply tips to overcome fear and bear depression and disappointment.
It’s your turn now to tell us about your recent rejection experience and how to deal with rejection. Please be noted that I reply to every single comment on my blog posts, so do not hesitate to participate in the discussion in the comments section below.
To your success!