Accepting Rejection

Let's face it, rejection is something we love to avoid. It's like a slap in the face...with both hands. I can remember being the worse when it came to rejection, and it was that way with everything from relationships to jobs. I didn't know how to accept it; I could feel the word "no" crushing my soul. 

Today I was rejected for my financial aid appeal due to my mistakes from the past and the lack of knowledge with the SAP standards. I don’t have the finances right now to pay out-of-pocket, so my classes were dropped. Honestly it made me feel slightly discouraged because I really wanted to finish school and pursue my career, but the rejection didn’t hurt as bad as it usually does. I accepted that I was not selected to continue to receive aid. I accepted that things don’t always go as planned and that you can’t always win every battle. I accepted that just because they said no it doesn’t mean that I have to stop trying. It makes me realize that rejection is not always a bad thing, sometimes it’s an eye opener.


“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

– Jimmy Dean


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