Another oldie but goodie from 2006... In 2006 I was fresh out of Undergrad and had my first real experiences with A&Rs and record execs...
Rejection is an amazing thing isn’t it? It’s something that we all have to face on a daily basis. Sometimes we see it coming… sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we could really care less about it and at others it's one of the most earth shattering experiences that can happen to us within the span of our lifetime.
Whether it’s that woman you’ve grown fond of who doesn’t reciprocate, that job that doesn’t want you anymore, that professor who swears up and down your paper wasn’t good enough (when you know it was and they just wanted to pull rank), or that person you were in a relationship with but had a sudden change of heart… whatever… somehow it always manages to sneak into any one of the million facets of our lives and the bottom line is that it's something that we have to deal with.
I’ve started to think that rejection is God’s and nature’s way of just telling us what we think is meant for us really isn't. Just a way to point us in the right direction should we choose to be attentive enough to listen. In this maze we live in called life many of the things that we want initially are not exactly what we need and in our pursuit of getting them, we are lead ourselves further away from our true destiny.
So with that said… although it’s not the greatest things in the world and it's still hard to deal with, rejection may not necessarily be a bad thing. Me personally… I think I’m going to start looking at it as an opportunity to find out what’s really meant for me. Also, I’m realizing that sometimes, these things we want ARE meant for us but it may not necessarily be the right time or we aren’t going about getting them the right way. Its gives us the opportunity to stop, regroup, reevaluate, and return with a new and wiser understanding of the tasks at hand.
Anybody who I’ve been in dialogue with as of late understand that I’ve been having my fair share as of late (and many of them as well). It’s really wearing on me, and at times straight up depressing and disheartening, especially in the last few days. Regardless I’m still trying to keep my head up, stay positive, and understand that there are better things ahead. I also try to let it show every chance I get.
As for those who have been going through their BS keep ya head up. Although it may seem like the end of the world (or pretty close) there are better things ahead and be thankful that you didn’t get deeper than you did.
Anyway… with everything said Imma end it with this quote for you to marinate on.
“Dear to us are those who love us. . . but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit . . . “ ~Ralph Waldo Emerson