Rejection happens and, when it does, how we respond to it matters

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Posted by Anonymous
on February 18th, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Did you know, there can actually be good things about being rejected? We have a choice how we deal with it....

The first (not an option for me!) is to sulk and cry and stay in a lot....

the second  is that Independant creative people who have been rejected can roll up their sleeves and respond "I'll show them"

Being rejected could be because your ideas and theories are too far outside the mainstream to be considered "safe" or comfortable. This could be a good thing, meaning that youre ahead of your time. While an individual or group may decide they dont need you, the world does.

As George Bernard Shaw said "The reasonable man adapts to his conditions, but the unreasonable man adapts his conditions to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man"

Feelings of rejection can actually be positive because they can allow you to explore new possibilities, rather than dwelling on the pain of rejection. Free from the expectations of group norms we can push the boundaries of novelty. This works best for independant characters who have been rejected, work well on their own and use their time creatively to explore new ideas.

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  1. hyrok40 - 36-40 years old - male

    Posted by hyrok40 on February 18th, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Agreed, that rejection probably made both parties life better ;)

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  2. Anonymous

    Reply by An EP User May 3rd, 2015 at 4:14PM

  3. Posted by An EP User on February 18th, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    And so on and so forth

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  4. Anonymous

    Reply by An EP User May 3rd, 2015 at 4:14PM

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