Feb. 22, 2012

Handling Rejection

by Marcus T. Rogers Jr (author's profile)



I've been waiting all year to see PRC (Program Review Com-mittee) and they decide if I can go to an institution that's less restrictive than my current placement. I was recommended by my Social Worker to go to Medium institution to do the last of my programs, so I felt confident going to PRC with that rec-ommendation.

P R C "rejected" my Social Workers recommendation...they decided to keep me here longer. I was so upset and felt let down. However, with PRC rejecting me... I was upset and felt let down because I put myself in a situation in which I let someone else dictate my life.

Usually I'd take rejection out on others or make excuses but I guess I've grown up. Rejection isn't the end of the world it simply means life has created a new option for you, should you be creative and patient enough to seek it out.

Rejection is also a part of life... it's how you deal with it that outlines the man or woman you truly are. Don't let life issues hold you back, bring you down, or cause you to lose your focus... when one door closes, many more will open up.

What are your views on rejection?
How do you deal with rejection?

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cathye Posted 9 years, 6 months ago. ✓ Mailed 9 years, 5 months ago   Favorite
Marcus, I was impressed with your realization of rejection. As a child rejection is very critical especially if it comes from a parent. Unfortunately, as an adult rejection will follow us based on our lifestyle, action, expectations, or circumstances. However, I admired the fact that you realize that you put yourself in the position for someone to be able to reject and dictate your life. Keep in mind, that is is temporary control that they have over you and your life. At the end of the day, GOD is control and will dictate our destiny not man. Take care.

Cathy E.

Marcus T. Rogers Jr Posted 9 years, 4 months ago.   Favorite
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sami Posted 9 years, 4 months ago. ✓ Mailed 9 years, 4 months ago   Favorite
Hi Marcus,

I finished the transcription for your post.

My mother lives by the theory that "When a door closes, you have to go through a window". I understand more now than I did when I was younger. Sometimes we're so focused on what we want or where we want to be in our lives, we don't think about how we're going to get there and ultimately stop living in the moment.

When it comes to rejection, those in marketing will tell you that "Every no brings you closer to a yes". I don't know how much I believe it and it doesn't apply to every situation but it is something I find myself saying every so often.

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