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The Best Form of R & R: Regret the Reject

Rejection is really hard to handle. It’s hard to get over. It’s hard to realize. It sucks all around. But there is a plus side to rejection, regret.

From my writings everyone should know that I wish no animosity or harm on anyone. But let’s be real, I do believe that it’s hard not to want payback. We live in an imperfect world so it’s not completely unnatural to want a little payback. Admittedly so, it is completely unnecessary.

There is no need to go out of your way, using up your time and energy to repay someone for something wrong they did to you. The only need you have in that situation is to simply move forward. What I’ve realized is that we have to make people regret the reject. If you’re as great as you believe you are, just continue being your great self and they’ll eventually regret the reject.

As badly as I want every job to “pay” for skimming over my resume, I just choose to make them regret it. No matter how badly I want to tell every ex how ridiculous he is for letting me go, he’ll just have to regret it. No matter how unfairly I have felt in a situation, acting out has never made it better. That’s why it’s even more pointless to seek vengeance. What will it solve? I’m sure there has never been a situation when someone said she was ridiculous when we told her no, let’s bring her back and give her what she wants!

People will never regret rejecting you in your ridiculousness. They will however regret rejecting you in your greatness. Being rejected is actually one of the best things that can happen on your road to greatness. When you become great, sometimes the best part is knowing that you were rejected in order to get out of a situation you would have regretted. That, I believe, is the definition of truly taking lemons and making lemonade.

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