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Overcoming Rejection, When People Hurt You & Life Isn't Fair | Darryll Stinson | TEDxWileyCollege

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Transcriber: Ghada Khalil Reviewer: David DeRuwe

Rejection.

Do you remember the last time you felt rejected?

Was it a guy that never returned a phone call?

Or a father that never came around?

Was it a boss who overlooked you for a promotion?

Or maybe it was someone in your life who never thought you were good enough,

no matter what you did to try to impress them.

We all know rejection hurts.

It stings.

It makes us feel like we're not good enough.

It causes us to question ourselves and doubt our future.

I submit to you that rejection isn't something we should be afraid of.

And it sure isn't something

that should make us get discouraged, depressed,

or work unhealthy amounts of hours just to prove to the world

that we are somebody worth loving and paying attention to.

Rather, rejection is our friend

and not our enemy.

I'm going to share two ways that we can see rejection

in order to leverage those moments of pain