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  We’ve all faced rejection at some point in our lives. In fact, your current position in life is a sum of all your reactions to past rejections. In the same way, your future standing in life will be the result of how well you’ve dealt with the past rejections.
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This goes to show that rejection by itself is not a determinant of success but how well you react to the rejection. Here are 20 quotes on facing and dealing with rejection to inspire you to reach for your goals with resilience.
  1. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  2. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”- Og Mandino
  3. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi
  4. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn (see more quotes by Audrey Hepburn)
  5. “We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.” – Henry Rollins
  6. “I think that you have to believe in your destiny; that you will succeed, you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path, there will be detours – so enjoy the view. “ – Michael Yory
  7. “I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.” – Sylvia Plath
  8. “My advice to everybody – never give up and have great resiliency. Don’t take the rejection personally, but listen if it’s intelligent and make changes if they’re needed and then move forward.” – Sherry Lansing
  9. “There is going to be a hundred thousand doors slammed in your face before one opens, so feel ok about taking rejection.” – Heather Matarazzo
  10. “You have to learn to take rejection not as an indication of personal failing but as a wrong address.” – Ray Bradbury

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  1. “Leave no stone unturned.” – Euripides
  2. “You must learn how to handle rejection. To succeed, you must learn how to cope with a little word ‘no’, learn how to strip that rejection of all its power. The best salesmen are those who are rejected most. They are the ones who can take any ‘no’ and use it as a prod to go onto the next ‘yes’.” – Tony Robbins
  3. “Rejection is a common occurrence. Learning that early and often will help you build up the tolerance and resistance to keep going and keep trying.” – Kevin Feige
  4. “As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.” – Mike Tyson
  5. “Don’t let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want.” – Ashley Tisdale
  6. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  7. “The biggest hurdle is rejection. Any business you start, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is the successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people don’t want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face.” – John Paul Dejoria
  8. “I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me.” – Oprah Winfrey
  9. “The more you do, the more you fail. The more you fail, the more you learn. The more you learn, the better you get.” – John Maxwell
  10. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill
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This article was first published on 11th October 2021


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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