Rejection IS Protection!

Have you ever wanted to be in a relationship with a person who says “no” either by words or actions? You can’t accept their response so you keep trying until the top of your head is about to explode with frustration!

what about this scenario…

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Have you ever gone on an interview for a job that you really wanted only to receive that (annoying) email or phone call thanking you for your time… but they picked someone else! You call or email them back looking for answers and receive no reply! After a couple of experiences like this, you become bitter and just stop looking altogether.


From relationships and jobs to loans and college acceptance… Rejection… not so fun, right?!

Rejection is a part of human existence! We’ve all been rejected for one reason or another, AND we have done the rejecting!

Oh, we attempt to hide our “rejectedness” behind the facade of a happy face secretly covering our shame, anger, fear or sadness. Often times we are unaware that this ”hiding” can result in heinous actions, destroy friendships and families, and can make the rejected person feel inadequate, incomplete,  unaccepted, and unloved.

But why does it have to be that way?

If rejection is inevitable, why do we choose to allow it to destroy us? Why do we hold the next person or situation accountable for our last experience of rejection!?

What if we flipped the script on rejection?

  • What if we accepted that we may never know what “would have happened if!”
  • What if we accepted rejection, like a lemonade on a hot summer afternoon?
  • What if we accepted the outcome, whatever it is and simply, calmly, moved on?
  • What if we used that (overused) phrase “let it go?!”


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Some of us have had the experience of running into that person who rejected us way back when.  That person we might have married turned out to be something that may not have worked with who we are now so we look up to the sky and say “whew…thank GOD I didn’t marry that person!”

Others have the benefit of not getting that job, then finding out later that the company decided to divest in the business, and the entire team was laid-off.   We again look up, sigh and say “Thanks!”

Let’s save ourselves some time and be thankful for the protection of rejection FIRST!

Let’s look at rejection objectively, most of the time it is NOT personal.

Let’s see it as beneficial versus derogatory.

Let’s say “thank you” the next time rejection appears and realize that we have been protected from something even if we don’t see it!

Let’s say thank you for the unknown future benefit of rejection.

Rejection IS Protection is a phrase that I live by.  I do not allow rejection to sink into my psyche.  This doesn’t make me pompous or invincible, it makes me confident, tenacious, and resilient!

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Invite rejection to your experience as a tool for navigating through your life.  Kinda like you’re running through a maze and hit a wall.  Are you gonna stop, sit down, and cry?  Hell NO!  You’re gonna “git cho ass up” and find another way through!



Let’s focus on protection as the best part of rejection by dusting ourselves off and moving on. No drama! No fear! No pain! No retaliation!

If we focus on our life’s rejections we end up sad, depressed, angry, mean, revengeful, or carrying the proverbial chip on our shoulder, all of which causes us to experience more of the negative and undesirable aspects of life.

REJECTION IS PROTECTION!  Love it, accept it! Embrace it!

Love, Light, and Protection!

Please, Like, Share, and Comment… I do however accept you and the rejection if you choose not to (ha, see what I did there?)




2 thoughts on “Rejection IS Protection!

  1. Whenever something doesn’t work out, I try to go back to the adage “this didn’t work out to make room for something better”, or “When one door closes, another one opens”. Of course, it doesn’t always turn out that way and it doesn’t always make you feel better, but it’s worth a try.


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