Rejection is a gift, because it erases unearned pride and self-importance. Rejection is a gift because it offers opportunities to repair things that are broken, things that led to the very rejection that revealed the brokenness. Rejection is a gift because it flushes pretension from one’s attitude the way rain flushes smoke from the sky. But rejection is dangerous, too, because it can crush dreams if given too much weight. It can destroy confidence if taken too seriously. It can break hearts if it isn’t retracted and healed. Rejection isn’t an sharp scalpel slicing through flesh on an operating room table; it is suture and salvation, woven into a healing salve. But rejection is hard, whether good or bad. Swallowed properly, with pride, rejection paints directions to the future, where meritorious pride lives like a king.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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2 Responses to Rejection

  1. Just saw your comment, Trish. Thanks for posting it; I appreciate your words.

  2. Trisha says:

    John, this is one well written insight of yours, between many. Your thoughts titter on the fine line between the the useful learned experience, and, devastating effects that take time to arrive to such to such a realization. You nailed it, from my perspective.

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