I wrote about rejection the other day. To be honest, I don’t exactly remember what I wrote. I find that if I reread old writing, I tend to make edits and corrections until the point I was trying to make at the time is lessened. For example, when I wrote my rejection post, I was depressed and a little bitter. How I felt at the time is what I wanted to convey. If I went back and looked at it now, I’d edit it to be less bitter, to more match my mood now.
Point is, it’s been 3 days since I was sent that rejection text and I am in much higher spirits. We, as humans, have a selective memory. We don’t like to admit it, but it’s true. One bad day will usually ruin a good week because we’ll focus on the abnormal bad day rather than the more regular good days.
So yes, I was bitter, and I’m sure many of you dealing with rejection will be bitter too. You might slide into a minor depression and dwell on that rejection like I did, but that’s a moment of time, and soon, it too, will pass.
Bad days happen. As I think I mentioned in my last post, bad days are inevitable and the only thing you can do it deal with them and learn from your rejection. We tend to remember the bad days, so use that memory to learn and grow. Just don’t forget that there are good days too, you’re probably just a little to bummed to focus on them at the moment. Don’t worry, they’ll be back.