Rejection, It’s a Gift

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Rejection, It’s a Gift

Have you been rejected?
I have too!
It hurt!
A lot!
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As it turns out, however, rejection has actually been a wonderful tool that has ushered in some of my very best empowering steps in life.
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In fact, Rejection is a gift.
Watch here to see what I mean.
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Transcript:
Hey there.
I’m LouAnn Stropoli and I’m the founder of Inspirational Leading Academy, a collaborative Amazon #1 best seller, and I help people take the Stop out of their Start.

Today we’re talking about taking the Stop out of our Start when it comes to rejection. Now, I’ve had a lot of rejection in my life. My first career was professional music. I remember after having graduated from the #1 music school in the country going to my first real audition. I had actually already played in really great orchestras by this time. So I go down to Sarasota Florida, pack up all my stuff – go into the audition morning…

and what happens is somebody escorts you from the waiting room into this big hall. And what you see if a big black curtain. You can’t see the judges. So the people listening to your audition – you’re not allowed to talk to them – tell you which excerpt that want you to play. And usually the excerpt is 1-2 minutes. and – btw – I had practiced for this audition 8-10 hours a day for the previous thee months on top of all that education.

So I go into the audition and played maybe three excerpts and the person ascots me back out of the room. So then what happens is you sit in the waiting room and you talk with other musicians who are also nervous and waiting. Finally the guy comes back in and says, “Thank you all very much. Nobody from the first round is going on to the second.” And so I pack up my things and go to the beach.

 

Now this happens over and over again for musicians and for actors and artists. You just get used to dealing with rejection. But I don’t believe rejection is reserved for the artist. I believe rejection is experienced by everyone. Perhaps it’s that mother who forgot to invite your child to the birthday party. Or it’s that clique at work that just won’t let you in on their daily lunches or their daily walks. Or perhaps it’s your own family who never gave you the love and affection you desire.

See we all feel rejection. And I’ve learned that the more capable I get at processing through rejection the less power it has over me.

Now Barbara on Shark Tank said this, “I consider your rejection a luck charm because everything that ever happened in my life came on the heels of failure.”

Now I found that to be true too. Everything time I’ve been rejected or some opportunity has been denied to me it has been used to catapult me into something better. I mean – just think about this” think about the relationships that you’ve had in your past that ended and at the time you may have been very sad or very hurt. Now looking back boy are you grateful you never married that person. I can think of several people in my past that I’m grateful I didn’t marry.

How about the job opportunity that was missed and then 3 months later something incredible shows up and you are happier in your work than you’ve ever been

You see rejection is often misinterpreted by our feelings the truth is if we just see rejection as an opportunity to look for something better. Then it empowers us. Now Jack Canfield when he wrote Chicken Soup for the Soul… He was rejected by 144 publishers before he found the one that was right. So as you think about your life and think about the areas where you’ve been recently and even long in the past been rejected – if there’s pain in your heart from rejection I encourage you to reframe it, because in that rejection is a hidden open door for something that’s magnificent. If we continue to look at the closed door of rejection then we will miss all the amazing possibilities that lie ahead for us.

Rejection is a gift.
Rejection is a gift.
Let’s welcome it and celebrate it and use it to our advantage

As we say in our Academy. Be Inspired! Be Inspirational! Be a Leader!
You’re changing someone’s life simply be being you.

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