The fear of rejection has a way of making us cowards at times. A simple two letter word like no has kept a lot of us where we are right now. And in saying this, I'm also talking to myself. The hardest thing really, is consistently working to overcome that fear of "no" or "not good enough".

Ankara, flared sleeve top, bell sleeve top,  beaded earrings, gold metal plate belt

And when it comes to trying new things or reaching out for new opportunities, the most common thing one would hear is "whats the worst that could happen besides being rejected". Now, as simple as that sounds, rejection actually really sucks and is a sure way to get one down and not feel like trying or even bothering again.

Thinking about un-replied job applications, emails that never got answered and more closer to home, permission that was never granted to take pictures at a location, all things which are quite frustrating. And in those moments one can't help but ask, "is this really worth it?" Is this opportunity worth all this stress? Rejection even makes one question one's self worth at times too.

Now we like to paint a picture that in moments of rejection, its so easy to get back up and keep trying but more often than not, that isn't the case.

It's a constant struggle, trying again, approaching new opportunities again, loving again even but looking back at past experiences, rejection teaches us how to handle pain. Rejection helps us reevaluate worth. Rejection reminds us why we started and why we have to keep going. 

Now it may hurt or be the most difficult thing but getting a no, at the end of the day is not the worst that could happen. The worst that could happen is when we don't learn from situations like this. As the song says, "we've got to get up and try, try, try". After all Rome wasn't built in a day and the same goes for most successful people. 

So what am I trying to say? We've got to consistently push to move forward and not let the fear of being rejected hold us back, because one day all the "no's" will build us and lead us to fulfil our purpose and hey it'll make a good inspirational success story too.

Have you ever been rejected?How did you handle it? What lessons did you take away from it? Would you say it made you stronger? 

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Ankara flared sleeve top styled here and Lavince wide leg trousers styled here

Hope you all had a blessed week and are enjoying your weekend. How are you guys by the way? How's July treating everybody? 

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  1. Sarah this was a message sent from God because there is something I have been putting in all my efforts lately but I keep failing at it and at some point I have felt like giving up but No,I won't. I have learnt that resilience is the way forward. God bless you for this message and happy Sunday to you.


    1. God bless you too and Praise God for you hun. As I was writing this I felt this was for someone and I'm glad to see God's hand and work, praise him. Resilience is definitely the way forward and thank you for stopping by.

  2. Very apt Sarah.
    I have consciously had to teach myself that whenever I hear No, then It's not God's plan for me. This may sound far-fetched but it works and that's why it's a conscious effort.

    1. Rightly said lade if it is God's will it will happen. And as you said it is a conscious effort which is why my constant prayer is for the grace to be able to accept God's will even when it's contrary to what I want, he knows best after all.

  3. Rejection is always a tough pill to swallow and it can be really discouraging. But you're totally right Sarah, the worst thing is not learning from rejection. As Omolade said above, it simply means it's not God's plan for me. xx

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    1. It is indeed and sometimes it makes me feel like giving up but we've got to consciously push and keep learning.

  4. This is so apt.

    I just remind myself that 'I'm enough and my enoughness is awesome'.

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    1. Yes oh you're are awesome and enough. And I will, thank you for stopping by.