This is my truth: I won’t get into all the particulars but, to this day, this employer has no idea the positive impact its denial had on my life (and the lives of others as a result). Sometimes you need a NO to propel you: a person’s No often tells you how they measure your worth and how much they are willing to invest in you.
Note: I didn’t say their denial DETERMINES your worth, I said it is how they MEASURE your worth or your value to them. This is where so many of us get it wrong and struggle. Rejection occurs in life and it’s meant to; everyone should not be connected to you, aligned with you or a part of your vision. “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship (Goi Nasu).” You will always have supports and cheerleaders; Hitler did! Regardless, you have to focus on your vision, how to make that happen and then launch right where you are. This is another sensitive area that so many of us have a problem with.
Think about the Super Bowl or the Olympics: you don’t get to play on the grand stage with fly by night, instant success--much work, dedication, training and aches & pains has to occur FIRST. In laymen’s terms: you have to build up to that! How many star athletes tell stories of how they always envisioned playing in the Super Bowl or major leagues but all the failures, disappointments and obstacles they experienced on the road to success? Truthfully, some of the best inventions, discoveries and impact have been birthed from failures and obstacles.
So, on today, be inspired and empowered; you ARE NOT struggling, failing or barely making. You are launching, overcoming, building, establishing, creating and setting the stage for incredible opportunities that will meet you at various stages of your journey. Remember: one NO could propel your purpose and a destiny that you couldn’t imagine or dream of.
Now, on that note, have a joy and purposed filled day; your
audience awaits you!
--Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru
Empowerment Coach, Motivational Speaker and Best Selling Author
CEO, Alesha Brown LLC
Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru
Helping you to find a light at the end of the tunnel.