One of the most difficult things to deal with is rejection. No matter how confident and secure we are, feeling rejected hurts. How we deal with rejection, both real and perceived, can make all the difference in the world to our ego.
A terrific perspective on rejection was sent my way and after reading it, I knew I had to share it with our readers. Let these wise words really sink in and whenever you feel rejected, remember them:
You Are Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea
The world is filled with people who, no matter what you do, no matter what you try, will simply not like you. But the world is also filled with those who will love you fiercely. The ones who love you…they are your people.
Don’t waste your finite time and heart trying to convince the people who aren’t your people that you have value, because they will miss it completely. They won’t buy what you are selling. Don’t try to convince them to walk your path with you because you will only waste your time and your emotional good health. You are not for them and they are not for you. You are not their cup of tea and they are not yours.
Politely wave them along and you move away as well. Seek to share your path with those who recognize and appreciate your gifts and who you are.
Be who you are. You are not everyone’s cup of tea and that is ok.
– Author unknown
How true! We cannot spend our lives trying to please everyone, nor can we spend it stressing over why someone doesn’t like us. Never let them make you believe that you’re not awesome…because you are! Be you and don’t spend your energy trying to make another person like you — if they can’t see how wonderful you are, that is their loss. Be polite, be friendly, but accept that you are not for them and they are not for you…move on and live your life to the fullest!
“Don’t seek approval. This may be the toughest suggestion for you to follow — and the most important. Whether you’re a teenager seeking approval from your peers, a middle-aged parent seeking the approval of your kids, or a man or woman seeking the approval of a partner, it all amounts to the same thing. You’re giving your personal power away every time you seek validation from someone else for who you are.” – Trish MaCgregor