Five lessons I’ve learnt about rejection … by Tayo Woranola
Every NO is special.
1. It’s an opportunity for you to look at your offer AGAIN and appreciate the value of what you have. you’re proud enough of what you have and you had so much faith in it and in yourself, that you were willing to offer someone else. Many people do not value what they have that much. Keep that faith switch turned on.
2: If rejection gets into your head, it will be difficult to bounce back. If rejection cannot snuff life out of your faith (faith in God’s word concerning you and your situation), it will only make you stronger and better(a better friend…a better business person). NEVER, NEVER REJECT YOURSELF. IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, YOU WON’T GET ANYWHERE EVEN IF THE WHOLE WORLD BELIEVES IN YOU.
3. Every rejection is an opportunity to go back to your drawing board and re-strategize. See rejection as an opportunity to look at what you have to offer AGAIN and fortify it AGAIN.
4. Rejection is designed to develop three things in you: stronger faith in yourself (self-confidence), greater appreciation of your value and the worth of what you have to offer, and clearer understanding of your uniqueness (not everyone sees what you see, not everyone likes what you like. Learn to appreciate people’s willingness to CHOOSE TO BE WHO THEY WANT TO BE…)
5. If you have been rejected, appreciate that person and SHUT THE DOOR WITH COURTESY. You may have to come back and knock on that door AGAIN. That’s if you REALLY, REALLY believe in the value of what you have to offer.