I felt quite positive about the interview and had gotten my hopes up so much about the employment opportunity that in my mind I had started planning for the future. To then receive the phone call the day after in which I was told they had offered the position to someone else made me feel like I had been run over by a truck! I felt hurt, disappointed, angry and like a failure rolled into one big ball of emotional barbwire. I wanted to cry because I felt that I obviously was not 'good' enough or 'smart' enough to have obtained the position.
Anything negative I could think about myself were the only thoughts running through my mind. This lasted for a day or two until I woke up one morning and decided that I was stronger than that. I realized this was not the first or last time I would have to deal with rejection and that I have defeated this emotion before.
I decided that the people interviewing me for the job are the ones missing out. I am going to take this incident and learn from it, chalking it up to another life experience that is making me more powerful. Instead of wallowing in the negative I am choosing to focus on the positive not taking the rejection personally. Just because this opportunity did not work out does not mean something else will not present itself in the future! Chin-up!
Thought of the day: Why does a grapefruit look nothing like a grape?
Quote of the day: Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.- B.R. Hayden