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5 Ways to Deal with Rejection

Turn rejection into a stepping stone.

When you have a deep passion for something you'll exceed limits to achieve your goals—No matter the consequences. Being a writer becomes a breeze after a while when you've been doing it for years, then you lose focus when other things come into play. I didn't take writing seriously until earlier this year when I found inspiration, unfortunately it was under questionable circumstances, but it was my biggest accomplishment at that time. I was very proud of myself because I felt important and accomplished. With accomplishments comes failures and rejection, it's all a part of the building process. I've failed numerous times throughout this journey but here I am still writing and trying to share my work with the world as you should too.

5 Ways to Use Rejection as a Stepping Stone

  1. Try to find out where you messed up at. At times you can get very irritated and completely overlook your fault. Take some time out of your day to find some real inspiration, and one of the first things you should understand is that everything is not a story. Unfortunately I had to learn that the hard way but I've learned to be grateful because I think it may have benefited me in the best way.
  2. Never be quick to blame the next person for your setback. This is something that happens more often than most realize, but the people around you notice it. Family is sometimes your biggest support system and you don't want to lose that to something you could've prevented. I have done this and I regretted it for the longest time, to avoid that just take my word for it.
  3. Never let them know you failed, just get back up and start over again. In some cases, it's okay to let a close family member or two know too but it's best to keep it to yourself. They can use that against you & it'll do nothing but discourage you more. What they don't know about you, they can't use against you.
  4. Be thankful. You probably think it's crazy but it is one of the most important steps to accepting failure. Family wants to support you to the best of their ability so they'll say what you write is good regardless if it's the truth or not. (Or maybe it's just my family.) But yeah, it's something you definitely don't want to do.
  5. Don't give up! There is always more opportunities out there. There is plenty of things you can do dealing with writing, the world is full of people who all do the same things but some are just more talented than others. That still doesn't mean your work isn't worth it. When I read other people's work it used to make me think that my work was not even comparable. I learned to just focus on me and my work. If you're the same way, try not to read articles as often as you'd usually do, trust me it works. If you want to write a book or even a book of poems, I'd suggest you go for it. Never give up on your dreams!
Have you ever went down the bread isle in Walmart or any grocery store? There is numerous bread brands and they're all popular and selling tremendously. The maker of Wheat wasn't like, "I won't try to sell my bread because they already have over ten other brands." That person went out and still did their thing regardless of all the other people who had already done it. It's weird, I know, but you could actually use that as motivation. This is 5 ways to deal with rejection, hopefully it helps you!
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