We’ve decided to go in another direction

As long as we stay in the game, we are going to be rejected. 

It’s as certain as death, taxes and rain at an outdoor wedding. 

The strategy, then, is not to avoid rejection entirely, but to process it intelligently. Not to obsess over presenting the right image of ourselves so that people don’t reject us, but to become whole on our own terms, so that when we are rejected, it doesn’t send us into an emotional tailspin. 

Take it from someone who was rejected from over three thousand job applications in two years. I interpreted that rejection as a negative judgment on my skills. And it made me question my value. For years. Because you can only read so emails that include the phrase we’ve decided to go in another direction before your confidence is crushed like bug. 

The question is, how do we move from our condition of brokenness to wholeness? 

The first thing is to remember is that rejection is often not about us, it is simply an indication of a mismatch between us and others. The other thing is not burdening anything or anyone with the obligation to make us feel better about ourselves. 

Because that’s our job. Our intrinsic wholeness is always present. We carry around the source of it wherever we go. 

And if we want build an environment that conveys it to the world, the onus is on us. 


What will make you the proud owner of your wholeness? 

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Scott Ginsberg

That Guy with the Nametag

Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  



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