Receiving a Rejection Letter

For some months ago, I applied for a government grant. I spent many hours in meetings and writing the application, hoping that I would succeed with the application.

Yesterday, I got an email saying they don’t want to fund the project. That they reject the application.

At first, the rejection hurts. But then I start to think, what would have happened if I didn’t apply?

I wouldn’t have had that rejection, right? Would that have been better?

Not really.

Every single rejection is a sign of action. It is the non-negotiable price we have to pay for the occasional win. Any challenging task will come with some failure in the process.

Whenever you see your inbox filling up with rejection letters, remember yourself of the true reason to why they are there in the first place – you made a decision, you took action, you moved forward.

What we should be afraid of is not seeing any rejections in our inbox. Because that might be a sign that we have stopped trying.

Let those rejection letters be yet another sign of your progress and hard work.

Because, those letters of rejection is just another sign of your progress.

  

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10 Responses to “Receiving a Rejection Letter

  • yin lei
    2 years ago

    Tack Andreas for sharing!

  • Matea Dragosavljevic
    2 years ago

    Hello, I’ve read this article about rejection and feel the same thing about rejecting when it refers job applications. After all, that’s annoying and best to do not give up 🙂 anyway, thanks Andreas for sharing!

    • andreaswennberg
      2 years ago

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Matea! I agree. Best to not give up. Good luck!

  • Karishma Desai
    2 years ago

    This wasmotivating. Thanks for sharing.

    • andreaswennberg
      2 years ago

      Thank you, Karishma! I am glad you got motivated.

  • CHINASA
    2 years ago

    I feel empowered to move forward knowing that I will one day win that my dream job.
    Thank you Andreas for your motivating words.

    • andreaswennberg
      2 years ago

      I am just happy to help! Good luck with the dream job!

  • THANKS A LOT FOR THIS MESSAGE ,I TRIED MANY TIMES WITH IKEA AND IT WAS TOTAL FAILURE , I WANT TO TRY AGAIN AND AGIAN UNTILL I SUCCEED FINDNG JOB IN SWEDEN

    INDIAN LIVING IN SAUDI ARABIA

    • andreaswennberg
      2 years ago

      You are welcome! Good luck with your job hunt!

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