A Tale of Two Nouns : Failure Verse Rejection

I know it’s rough when you aren’t picked for the baseball team. When you didn’t get the job you wanted. When the person you like does not answer your calls. (Quick side bar to all my teachers who ever mentioned something like don’t ever date a comic writer, a spanish teacher, or a electrician and gazed a way into space… I KNOW YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT A PAST LOVER… So stop trying to hide it… because you trying to speak in vague angry terms only makes the room more awkward and you look crazy… thanks)

Rejection does not equal failure. R-E-J-E-C-T-I-O-N is not how you spell failure. Rejection hurts but it is not failure. Failure is when you give up trying, when you stop getting out of bed, when you stop moving. Failing is not failure, if you try again. If you fail let that be inspiration to get back on the horse. Let that drive you to be better. Let that make you strive for greatness.

Perspective is key. Even Thomas Edison said when testing out the light bulb, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Babies learning to walk teach us a lot, they fall and they fall and yet the continue to try to walk. And they do afters a lot of fails. Found this video online and I thought it was a good way to end the post.


As the song says, I get knocked down but I get up again,

Food for thought next time you get rejected.




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