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"Cᴏɴғɪᴅᴇɴᴄᴇ ɪꜱ ʟᴏᴠɪɴɢ ʀᴇᴊᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴀs ᴍᴜᴄʜ ᴀꜱ ᴀᴄᴄᴇᴘᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ "
When I was younger, I was afraid of rejection bc for some reason I was taught that rejection is a bad thing. Rejection from college, rejection from girls, rejection from jobs, etc. But rejection is not bad. Overtime, I learned that rejection is a sign for self improvement. For example, I was rejected from all the universities (except one AYE) I applied to in high school. I reflected on all those rejections and realized it's my fault for not preparing myself for the universities~they did me a favor for not accepting me~Iwood have died. I looked at all the other kids that got in and saw that they were actually putting in work (e.g. actually doing HW, reading assigned books, club activities..) ⚠️THEY PUT IN THE WORK----I DIDN'T ⚠️
So in community college, I decided to test myself to see if I could be one of the "smart" kids if I put in the work. I remember going to BORDERS BOOK STORE (RIP) and actually for the first time reading my textbook and taking notes as I read. It was everything but exciting for a weekend. I did that, plus other HW, every single weekend of my community college. I didn't go to parties (I wasn't cool enough 😔) and cut back on video games. When it was time to apply for transfer, I did the whole application thing again but this time a "refined" version of me. Not only did I get accepted to all the universities( except one Aye) I applied to, but I got into my Dream school UA, I mean UCLA, #1 public university in Ammerica!!!! It's an amazing feeling to see your HARDWORK come into fruition but the Hardwork and sacrifice comes first.
Remember rejection isn't bad it's simply saying you need to work on yourself so that the next an opportunity presents itself you'll be ready. So embrace rejection and use it as a tool to reflect on what areas you need to work on. Thank you for the read and much love as always.