Quotes to compose yourself and handle rejection

In my previous post I wrote about some practical ways to deal with rejection, today, I’m following it up with some quotes than can inspire you to handle rejection quickly.

Quotes to help you handle rejection

“When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.”
Kelly Cutrone

“The better you are at communicating, negotiating, and handling your fear of rejection, the easier life is.”
Robert Kiyosaki

“Rejection tests whether you’re serious about your dreams.”
Tiyasha Ghosh

“Rejection doesn’t have to mean you aren’t good enough; it often just means the other person failed to notice what you have to offer.”
Ash Sweeney

“Everyone at some point in life has faced rejection and failure, it is part of the process to self-realization.”
Laila Gifty Akita

“If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.” Lecrae

“Successful people reject rejection.”
John Maxwell

“If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough.”
Chris Dixon

“If a circle shuts you out, draw a circle around it.”
Marty Rubin

“Rejection is a common occurrence. Learning that early and often will help you build up the tolerance and resistance to keep going and keep trying.”
Kevin Feige

“Human rejection can be God’s divine protection.”
Paula Hendricks

“Almost more than talent you need tenacity, and an infinite capacity for rejection, if you are to succeed.”
Larry Kramer

“Rejection is merely a redirection; a course correction to your destiny. ”
Bryant McGill

“Some people are going to reject you simply because you shine too bright for them. That’s okay, keep shining.”

“Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.”
Harvey Mackay

“Realize your true strength when people reject you. In actual fact, they do not reject you. They only show you your real strength.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.”
Henry Rollins

“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”
Steve Maraboli

“You have to learn to take rejection not as an indication of personal failing but as a wrong address.”
Ray Bradbury

“My advice to everybody – never give up and have great resiliency. Don’t take the rejection personally, but listen if it’s intelligent and make changes if they’re needed and then move forward.”
Sherry Lansing

“Rejection isn’t failure. Failure is giving up. Everybody gets rejected. It’s how you handle it that determines where you’ll end up.”
Richard Castle

“Rejection is not meant to reduce you, it’s meant to reroute you to God’s purpose for your life.”
Danny Chambers

We will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way.
Earl G. Graves

I don’t really have disappointments because I build myself up for rejection.
Nicholas Hoult

A clear rejection is better than a fake promise.
Leonardo DiCaprio

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  1. Human rejection can be God’s divine protection. I love this one. It is so true and sometimes hard to remember in the moment but one that usually comes back to me upon my reflection of events.

  2. Wow, this was really motivating and refreshing to read. My favourite was ““Some people are going to reject you simply because you shine too bright for them. That’s okay, keep shining.”

    Thank you so much for sharing <3 Great post! 🙂

  3. A lot of these quotes are super empowering, accepting rejection let alone deal with it is never easy so these quotes are helpful and lets people know that it’s just a normal thing in life

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