The first thing to plant firmly in your brain is that it's OK. Rejection happens to everyone, and for all sorts of reasons, justified or not.
Oprah Winfrey was fired from her TV news reporter job because she wasn't "suitable for TV."
J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, was rejected by 12 publishers before she made it big.
Walt Disney lost his first job at a newspaper because the editor thought he "lacked imagination and had no good ideas."
The key takeaway is not only that you have plenty of excellent company, but that you don't give up. Rather, you use the rejection experience to become a success.
Bill Gates' first business, Traf-O-Data, failed. His next try was Microsoft.
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. He said, "I have failed over and over in my life. And that is why I succeed."
Here's how to turn your rejection experience into a learning opportunity.
Focus on Areas of Improvement