Been rejected? Think about it this way…

Last week I got turned down for an opportunity. 😭

It sucks being rejected. I put in time and effort to show my true and best self… and then it still wasn’t good enough. Makes me feel really shit.

But… was it really the right opportunity for me? Was I supposed to take this turn in life? 🤷‍♂️

Maybe getting turned down was a good thing…

Allow me to illustrate my thought process about this “rejection”…

This blue road is “my calling” in life. It’s where I am supposed to be going.

But for some reason, I always get distracted…

Instead of following “my true purpose” blue road, I venture and navigate all over the place, like this…

Rejections happen from time to time in my life…

In the moment, they seem harsh and sudden. They make me feel shit. They throw me into an unexpected direction and I feel confused.

BUT… When I zoom out and look at the big picture, rejections are necessary.

Rejections = course correction.

They aren’t bad. Rejections and turn downs are actually GOOD. They keep me going the direction I’m actually supposed to be going in life.

I learn from rejections. They strengthen me, not weaken me.


Not sure if you’ve been turned down recently or been rejected in some way.

But maybe it’s the universe course-correcting you? When you zoom out and look at the big picture — maybe it’s helping lead you to where you should have been going in the first place.

Happy Monday y’all! Keep doing your thang — you’re on the right path!!
Love, Joel

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