“We keep going back, stronger, not weaker, because we will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way.” – Earl G. Graves
Recently, I applied for another internship. Now granted, I currently have 3 internships, but nevertheless I wanted to add one more.
See, I have what some, including myself, would classify as “full-force drive/ambition.” And I apply this principle to satisfy one purpose: To ensure my success.
Now, I am not solely equating success to monetary gain. Instead, I am fusing it with an internal success. Think about it, what better success exists than that of knowing you have attained: full knowledge of self, peace of mind, and a pure heart? Then, if that’s not enough, top it off with financial stability and leadership. That, my friend, is what I desire.
It is my sincerest hope that everything I do moves me one step closer. But, there are circumstances that appear to knock us two steps back. For example, remember the internship I told you I applied for? Well, I didn’t get it. (Save the tears and Hallmark cards… I’m okay). Initially, I was bothered, not really sad, but down. Still and all, I took time to reflect on the experience. And I realized, this rejection was notarized by God. How frequently do we automatically identify our “rejections” as a rewind circumstance? We miss the fact that God is in control, and he orders our steps.
I figured, “Okay, so one door closes, why not commit to excellence in all my other endeavors?” See, the show does not end there, and the curtain is not coming down. Instead, I have found solace in knowing that no matter how many doors get closed, I have walked through many, and still have several waiting for my knock.
And for that, I am thankful.