I cannot count the number of articles I have read about “learning how to say No.” I remember reading an article that says “If you say no, it makes you appear tough, another one says “Saying no begets respect from whoever you are dealing with, blah blah, you know the drill. But no one ever teaches you the opposite. Which is accepting NO for an answer.
Have you ever reached out to someone and they blatantly say NO? This someone could either be an employer about getting a job with their company, or a sponsor about a sponsoring a proposal or business project, or career advice or maybe an old friend who is now married and you need some advice on getting a wedding dress (LOL).
Sometimes I have prepared so much for interviews or what not and at the end of the day I still get rejected. The bottom line is that no one is above rejection, well except if you are Oprah, but I am pretty sure even before she became who she is today she must have faced rejection at some point in her career.
The question is, What do you do after you have been rejected?Lets face it, you feel rejected when someone says NO to you.
Well here is one very simple answer: Believe that there is a reason for it.
I am one of those people who believe that there is a reason for everything that happens to me, whether good or bad. There have been times in my life when someone tells me NO only to get something even better from a different person 🙂 or when it was simply a NO and nothing happened. But in the end it always turned out to be for the best.
Does this sound familiar to you? Have you prepared so much for an interview but yet got a NO, have you worked so hard and you clearly deserved a promotion but you were overlooked and the promotion was given to someone else. Whatever your situation is, Guess what ? It will turn out to be for your best interest, and it will all make sense if not now but later in your life.
Thank you for reading and sharing !!