” I think all great innovations are built on rejections.” – Louis Ferdinand Celine
There has always existed within me a severe disappointment that fertilizes all which grows with rejection. It will likely never flourish, but who the hell would choose to plant their seeds in a shadow of doubt? Exactly, no one. Within the drought is where the hardened soul gains perspective on expectations and picks up a plow to cultivate the soil, sow some seeds, and replant. It’s in the awaiting of harvest that you realize it could go either way…fruitful or depression. So now that you’ve done all that’s within your power, stop wasting time and energy in something that doesn’t want to grow.
I read a blog post the other day that really put rejection into perspective. The author states that rejection is a sign that something doesn’t fit. The example used: “Say you’re shopping for shoes. You fall in love with a stunning pair of boots. You try them on, and the toes pinch a bit. But they’re so achingly beautiful, and surely, you think, the glove-leather will stretch.So you buy them. And every time you wear them you find yourself crippled in less than an hour. When your shoes don’t fit, it hurts. But it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. It means that they don’t fit.” (READ BLOG POST)
If you think about it, life is a series of disappointments and rejections that direct you to the center of who you are. That is if you have a fairly decent navigational system, which I hope you do. But, when you flourish throw disappointment and rejection back to the wind, change direction, and just know you’ll more than likely meet with expectation along the path.