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Disappointment is such a heavy emotion. It hangs over us like a cloud, refusing to budge, and we long to shake it off. Pouring our heart and soul into a project, a job interview, or a goal, only to have it fall through, feels like a punch in the gut. We find ourselves wondering where we went wrong, questioning our every move. Could a different approach have changed the outcome? It’s a painful contemplation that eats at our confidence and leaves us searching for answers.
For what felt like an eternity, I carried a heavy cloud over my head every time I received discouraging news. The sting of rejection hit me hard, especially when I found out I hadn’t landed a modeling job l, despite being one of the final contenders they were considering. Even though I had several more auditions lined up that week, with a strong chance of getting callbacks, the disappointment still managed to seep into my thoughts and weighed me down.
Nonetheless, we are supposed to hold our head high as we pour our essence into every endeavor. With relentless determination, we labor tirelessly, fueled by the burning desire to see our aspirations soar high and triumphant. But I’ve learned something important through my experiences: sometimes, there are instances when, regardless of our tireless efforts, certain outcomes will forever remain beyond reach because they were never meant to be.
At this point, the internal conflict takes root. We realize that no matter how hard we work, some dreams won’t come true because it’s just how life is. So, we might wonder: Why do we keep pushing so hard to make our goals happen when we will only reach a finite amount of them?
Then what’s the point?
I genuinely believe this is what sets successful people apart from those who struggle. It’s understanding that working hard is crucial for every goal, even if some won’t work out. If we opt not to strive towards anything, we’re guaranteed to achieve nothing.
I frequently overlook that whenever I venture into a new opportunity, I’m stepping into a realm that requires interacting with fresh faces or I am learning new skills. It’s as if I tap into a different part of my brain each time, adapting to new situations and challenges. Embracing this approach in every endeavor not only expands my horizons, but also fosters personal growth within me.
Recognizing that the pursuit of a new objective may not solely revolve around its completion or attainment, it might equally be centered on the experiences gained throughout the journey. I’ve come to appreciate that endeavors labeled as “failures” have served as valuable lessons, allowing me to harness acquired skills and successfully apply them to other goals I’ve reached.
Don’t allow missed opportunities that may have disheartened you in the past to deter your unwavering efforts in everything else you pursue. Remember that your input often correlates with your output, and channel any discouragement as fuel for your next success.
Now go be great,