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!

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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.Β 


    1. Thank you so much smallgirlwithbigdreams! πŸ˜€ That is obviously not your name, what should I call you? πŸ™‚ You can just tell me a nick name πŸ˜› Thank you for visiting my blog! You are awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much Capili! ❀ We cannot have anything but we just got to keep trying and get what we need πŸ˜› I felt sad about not getting into that mentorship program but there's proably more to come so guess I have to move on πŸ˜›

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      1. No, anything under five minutes is short to me 😊😊 Not sure what their problem is haha. You can always try to do a two minute video and see how it goes, but if you can’t cut it down to two minutes don’t worry about it. Four minutes is a great length of time for a video x x

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  1. The reasons why one gets rejected often have little to do with qualifications. I was turned down, just this weekend, for a volunteer post for which I had previously been accepted, and all because I was not overjoyed at having my day job interrupted by a random phone call from the volunteer coordinator. Decision makers have quirks and egos, just like everyone else.

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    1. Wow what a story Mr righteousbruin9. I am sorry to hear that you were turned down for that volunteer post, this is just ridiculous. I hope you get a better volunteer post. You never know, we might get rejected something but it could be for the better. For example Jack Ma, China’s richest CEO, got rejected for many important things in his life for more than 30 times! If it wasn’t for those rejections, he cannot be the person he is now today – one of the richest men! πŸ™‚ That is true, qualifications do not matter anyway more. Some employers can be irrational, I mean they are humans after all! πŸ˜› I wish you all the best, I hope you get a better volunteer position πŸ™‚

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  2. Motivational and wise.Rejections are part of life just like failures and mistakes but they are also the proof that you try and you act and I think that once you do your best never mind the results you did your best and dint give up or not even try afraid of failing.this is success already.

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  3. I’ve learned a few things about this part of life: 1. A rejection usually means I’m just not the best fit, for a job, for a relationship or even for someone following my blog (my readership is currently on the decline, so perhaps I need to be more relevant). 2. Setbacks are usually temporary and if the right lessons are learned, something far greater takes the place of what is lost or not received in the first place.

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