Just like Jack Ma (one of China’s Richest CEOs) got rejected many times – so will we experience rejections. It is a life phenomena which is hard to avoid.
What inspired me to write this post was today’s rejection to a mentorship program which I applied a couple of days ago. I felt bad when I saw the email stating that I was unsuccessful but sigh, this is not the first time I got rejected for a certain opportunity. I have gone through success and failure but if you think positively, experiencing failure makes you stronger and motivates you to keep on trying to achieve a certain goal. Jack Ma as mentioned previously, was that type of individual – he didn’t give up. He kept trying until he began to be known one of the most richest man in the world! Not just Mr Ma – Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Shama Hyder – there are many successful stories!
At the end of the day, as long as you have effort and achieve what you want in life – that is what matters. Other people’s paths do not matter, what matters is yours. What should I do with today’s rejection? Accept reality and move on I guess. Easy to say but it will take a day for me to recover I guess. I’ll keep applying to many opportunities – better to do something than nothing!
Here is my life advice for you guys;
There is a immediate result if you do nothing = nothing!
There is a immediate result if you something = something!
I could actually relate to this. Last year I applied for a university but I was worried if I am not good enough or my marks wouldn’t be that high. The fact that I am competing with other people makes me nervous too (in the application process) – probably because I thought there are so many people who are brighter than me!
My family motivated me to apply anyway because simply, you never know. And I did and got the offer! I felt so astonished to the see the email! So look, if I listened to my thoughts and didn’t apply, I’ll be at home weeping. You just got to try despite the failures you come across on the way.
I hope this post gives you some sort of inspiration! It is literally turning something negative to a positive!
Bye (for now!)
Originally Published on the 28th of August, 2017.