edu180atl: peter myer 9.25.12
Rejection is painful. Today I recognized that rejection is part of life. Attitude towards rejection is simply everything. If you have ever had to cope with the discouraging reality of rejection, then this lesson is for you. Rejection is not a word: it is not a thing: it is an opportunity. Rejection supplies the opportunity to grow. Whether we choose to take advantage of this option is on us, but this choice can make the difference in everything. Whether you don’t make the cut for a team or organization: whether you don’t get accepted into the college you desire to: whether you just get straight up shut down by a cute girl… move on. There are numerous components and aspects of our lives that we cannot control. I have learned that there have been, currently are, and will continue to be impediments in life. If we choose to sulk over these rejections, in which we have no control over, we are only hurting ourselves. So, I see it as a shock, a wake up call leading to so much more saying “If you can’t control it, don’t worry about it”. Rejection only provides fuel to my persistent attitude in life. Attitudes towards rejection are everything. Look for that light at the end of the tunnel. Without rejection there cannot be success. So what did I learn today? Rejection is painful. Attitude is painless. Respond to rejection with your chin up, never allowing it to defeat you from obtaining your goals.
About the author: I am an 11th grader at holy innocents’. I love learning. I am an eagle scout, I play 4 instruments and I love my family and friends.