Discovering Rejection…

“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.


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