Rejection is something we all have to face in life at some point or another, but there are some quotes to help you cope with rejection that may make you feel a little better when you're faced with it. Whether it's rejection from a job or a potential partner, these quotes to help you cope with rejection will make you see that it might actually be a good thing and should be embraced rather than feared.
1 Not Good Enough
One of the best quotes to help you cope with rejection is this one. Remember, it's not that you weren't good enough, because chances are you wouldn't have been able to get as far as you did if you weren't. If for example it was a job interview, you probably wouldn't have got to the job interview phase without them liking the look of your resume. Just think that they weren't ready for you just yet, but there is something around the corner which is going to be perfect for you.
2 Feeling Inferior
This is another fabulous quote about how rejection can leave us feeling downtrodden and dejected. Just think of all the great people in history who suffered rejection. For example, what would have happened if J.K. Rowling had given up after the many rejection letters she received for the Harry Potter books? She just kept going until someone appreciated her vision. So don't let people make you feel low, just smile and move on.
Rejection can be painful and while you lick your wounded pride as a result of another rejection, just remember that an extraordinary opportunity is being prepared for you. And who better to remind us of that than the great man who created Narnia!
4 War Cry
I love this quote and I love the way it talks of the fact that rejection can wake you up from a slumber. Sometimes, we may have become complacent or thought that getting the job was inevitable, and rejection helps us to see that it's time to stand taller and not become lazy. It can spur us on to maybe work that little bit harder.
5 Dream Big
This quote reminds us that life is a journey, with potholes and speed bumps along the way. Don't let the big dreams make you fearful. Allow them to make you cheerful that you're alive and will live to face another day of exciting challenges.
6 No Regrets
It's easy to try and avoid the hurt and the pain of rejection by simply avoiding situations where we believe we're likely to be rejected. This just means you'll live a lifetime of regret because you didn't take a chance. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone but know that each set-back is just another opportunity to grow and develop as a person.
7 Re-direction Not Rejection
When it happens, it's difficult to see why you have suffered rejection. But often it's purely because the universe has bigger and better plans for you. So banish the word 'rejection' from your vocabulary and replace it with 're-direction,' because that is what has happened. You have simply been re-directed.
These are some of my favourite quotes about rejection. Which are yours? Do you know any others?