“In all rejections, we often fixate too much on our selfish tendencies and forget that someone else or something greater, stood to benefit from our disappointment. The person who got that job you wanted could have possibly served the company better than you would. The opportunity you lost probably went to someone more deserving. The person you love could have found someone else that gave greater happiness.
We often undermine the altruistic view; that which unloads the burden of self-expectation. The knowledge of our contribution to the greater good relieves us from the benchmarks against others. It evokes renewed positivism and helps us realign our purpose.
Rejection filters the successful and the wannabes. Those who don’t believe enough in something drop out, while those who really want something but are not there yet, hang on. The cowards never started, the weak died along the way; only the strong lasted till the end. Rejection does not equate to defeat; for it doesn’t make an individual any worst off. It merely means he isn’t there yet.
We can’t find by merely looking inside ourselves. Life blossoms when we genuinely remove our selfish tendencies. Life blossoms when rejections eventually find us our place in this world.”