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how do one get a move on from a rejection?

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Last Updated: 07/13/2021 at 4:10pm
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May 2nd, 2015 6:33am
By thinking that in this 7 billion people world, getting rejected by one is nothing ... Maybe someone else, someone more special is out there waiting for you and you are crying for one who rejected you ...
May 17th, 2015 1:08am
Their loss! Haha, just keep in mind this quote: "You have to let go of the wrong one to find the right one". Know that one day the right person will come along and make things right.
April 26th, 2015 2:02am
Know and remember that not everyone will like you, that isn't a refection of who you are as a person, what your characters or morals are and has nothing to do with your worth! Continue to be you!
March 8th, 2015 8:24pm
Don't worry rejections happen to all of us you are not alone. Just keep trying if it is something you really want. Like for example to go to college or a career.
April 8th, 2015 4:59am
First, accept the fact that you've been rejected. Then if possible, find out why that rejection happened. If it has something to do with you, then improve yourself to lower the chance of being rejected again in the future. If it's not about you, then just move on, knowing that rejection is just a normal part of life.
July 14th, 2015 3:58am
Take time to grieve, reflect on things that had happened, ponder on things what we can learn from it, take time for a self-care (doing hobbies, interests, new things, basically things that's exciting!), look for a support system: friends, family members, people with same issues (we could find them here! c: )
July 27th, 2015 1:37am
Sometimes time, a good cry, and then keeping busy are your best bet. After awhile the pain fades and it becomes easier to deal with.
November 16th, 2015 5:46pm
They can move on by meeting new people and realising that they do not need that person in there life
December 28th, 2015 7:19am
The way I have dealt with rejection.. at first, it hurts, feelings of embarrassment and worthlessness arise, but soon enough, I tell myself that the rejection was a blessing in disguise because something better is on its way!! :) Always works! Especially with an open heart and by being truthful to myself.
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May 9th, 2016 7:45am
In life you will need to face rejection as well as acceptance. The rejections u get should teach u to be better and to grow. The only time that you have truly lost is when u give up, not when u keep trying. If you keep trying one day u will realize all the rejections u faced was worth it.
July 5th, 2016 7:21am
By trying to keep positive and having faith and confidence that things will change or get better. A rejection should only identify a weakness that can be improved or build on. Never say a rejection requires you to stay down, all you have to do is stand and try again.
November 22nd, 2016 2:26pm
I distract myself with the things I enjoy in life to be able to appreciate the moment. Then I find new ways to reach my goal and happiness.
April 10th, 2017 2:20pm
You have to accept what had happened and then understand their reasons and then work on what went wrong and go on with your life and be better next time.
May 23rd, 2017 4:36am
Edison said, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" regarding inventing the light bulb. Rejection can be tough and we face them in all aspects of daily living ranging from work, school, family, community and the list continues. You can even use a rejection as a tool to better understand yourself and what you bring to the table in any of those relationships. Reflection is a great mindfulness practice.
June 5th, 2017 1:23pm
I think the thing I have come to realize is that their rejection is only that you don't meet enough of their own personal wants and needs, what they seek. This is about the wants and needs of 1 person in 7 billion - there will be others that see in you someone that will meet or exceed enough of their wants and needs.
September 24th, 2019 3:30pm
Getting rejected isn't easy for anyone, but the important thing you can gain is that you can learn and grow from it. The feeling can make things a little uneasy, but I think it's also important to remember that you aren't at fault for it, it's just that everyone has their perspective on life and each of those perspectives isn't always going to align. However, feeling grief -as it were- is a necessary part of recovering from any type of trauma, whether that be in a smaller or larger capacity, the 'road to recovery' is the same. So, let yourself feel and embrace the emotions you are, but also bare in mind that there are always good situations awaiting you on the horizon.
July 13th, 2021 4:10pm
We've all been rejected at one point or other in our lives. It can be from a new love interest, a job you applied or a group of friends. Rejection is something you will have to deal with your entire life. It is a way of life. Time and maturity help us to overcome and move on from rejection. Use it as an opportunity to move forward in your life. Accept the rejection. Nobody rejects you without a reason. Surround yourself with people who make you feel valued. Spend time with those people who accept you for who you are.