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10 Reasons Why REJECTION Should Be Your Best Friend

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I know this seems like one of those things people say to help make you feel better. It’s sort of like, “This experience will help you build character.” Or my personal favorite, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” While these phrases may have an ounce of truth to them, my view on rejection is the honest truth. This list is geared toward performing artists but really could be applied to any type of rejection. Let’s count it down from 10:

#10. Facing rejection means you have room to grow. This is an opportunity for growth. Personal growth is always a good thing.

#9. One door closes, another door opens. This is not a joke.  Most likely something else is right around the corner, something better. In the words of Leonard Bernstein, “Somethin’s comin’, somethin’ good, maybe tonight.”

#8. Congrats. You’ve just gained more experience in your chosen field. Field experience is as good as gold. You need it and always want more of it.

#7. You cannot be like Veruca Salt. You cannot want it, and want it now. Rejection forces you to be patient. We could all learn a lesson or two about patience.

#6. Rejection allows you to be self-reflective and self-aware. The most successful humans in the world are able to be both of these things. If they do it than so should you.

#5. You are in good company. Almost every successful person has a good rejection story. Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld were all rejected in one way or another. Need more proof? Add Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Bill Gates to the list. All successful, all have a really good rejection story or two.

#4. It will keep you humble. Being humble about your work is a great secret to gaining speed in your chosen field. No one wants to be around someone that thinks they are the best. No matter what you do, you can always somehow learn to do it better.

#3. Rejection creates adventure. Wouldn’t you get bored landing every role you ever auditioned for? Life would become predictable and boring. Rejection allows you to have exciting twists and turns in the road!

#2. Creativity: the cornerstone of art. Rejection allows you to be more creative next time. Maybe you will now audition for something that you never would have before! Next time you may be more creative at choosing your monologue or song. Creativity is a beautiful thing. Embrace it.

#1. Rejection means you took a risk. You took the initiative to try or do something that had the possibility of granting you something new. This is the greatest achievement of all.


Feel better? Chin up. Go out into that world and look your friend rejection right in the eye. It’s not going to get you down. If anything it will empower you!


Submitted by LBWietig

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