Hey there, friend!

Dealing with rejection can be tough. Whether it’s a job interview, a personal relationship, or a business pitch, it can leave you feeling not worthy and discouraged. But fear not! There are ways to embrace rejection and come out even stronger on the other side.

First and foremost, it’s important to remember that rejection is a part of life. Everyone experiences it at some point, and it doesn’t mean you’re not good enough or worthy of success. Sometimes things just don’t work out, and that’s okay. It is what you do about it that makes the difference. 

As an actor/business woman, I have had my fair share of “no”s. Sometimes, it was just silence, which is worse. What I have learned is, when it comes to job interviews or business ventures, the no’s are not personal. Instead, it is an opportunity to learn and grow. Ask for feedback, if you can and take note of any constructive criticism.That feedback is an opportunity to improve.

In relationships, rejection can be particularly painful. It is  important to remember that it’s not a reflection of your worth. If someone doesn’t reciprocate your feelings, it doesn’t mean you’re not worthy.  Be your authentic self and focus on growing and learning to be the best version of yourself. You will attract what vibe you put out. You will attract someone who appreciates you for who you are, by being who you are. 

When you feel rejected, it’s important to allow yourself to feel the emotions. It’s okay to be upset, sad, or disappointed. Acknowledge those feelings and take the time to process them. Talk to a friend or family member if you need to. Sometimes it helps to get another perspective. Then do what I want I do, play your favourite song and DANCE it out!

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Lastly, don’t give up! Rejection can immobilise you, or it can lift you up. Success is not  for the person who is the prettiest, strongest, or has the most talent but the person who has GRIT. Keep pushing forward, keep pursuing your dreams and goals, and keep being yourself. The right opportunity or person is out there for you. You just have to keep living a life of what is possible. No one owes you anything..

In conclusion, rejection can suck, but it is not the end of the world. Remember that it’s a normal part of life and use it as an opportunity to learn and grow. Allow yourself to feel the emotions, talk to someone if you need to, and most importantly, don’t give up. You got this!

Until next time,

Catherine McNally