Tag: Rejection

Do Not Waste Yourself In Rejection

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Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is not about rejection; it is about rejoicing. Remember that no one can reject you except yourself. The only person who can reject you is you. Do not reject your life. Because God has a lot in store for you. Do not live in rejection. Instead of beating yourself up for what went wrong, why not celebrate what you have done well? Why not focus on what you have? Many people focus on what they don’t have. They focus on what is not going well for them. That is a waste of precious time. Instead, celebrate your life. Believe in yourself. Believe that everything is going to be okay. Be hopeful that life is going to change in your favor. Believe that God is going to change your life. Believe that you are not going to be where you are next year. Believe that your tomorrow is going to be better than your today.

Rejoice with those who are doing well. Don’t envy them. Celebrate them. When you celebrate other people, God will celebrate you. God will give you more to celebrate. God will show you where to go. For that reason, no matter what you are going through right now, do not give up. As Winston Churchill famously said, “Never, never, never, never give up.” Do not give up on your dreams. Even if you plan to give up, make sure you replace it with something better. Don’t just quit and sit at home. That is a failing strategy. It is not a winning one.

But you can change that. You redirect your life. You can reinvent your life. To do that, no matter what you are going through, you must believe you can change your life. No matter what you face in your life, if you believe in yourself, if don’t believe in rejection, you can get up again. Do you believe in yourself?

Why Are You Waiting For Somebody Else To Fix You?

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I can’t fix you. Only you can fix yourself. Do not wait for somebody to come and fix you.

One way to fix yourself is to know what to stop doing. If what you are doing is not helping you, stop it.

“You are responsible for fixing yourself.”

Fixing yourself is not about changing your body shape; it is about changing your mindset. It is about how you see yourself, your life, your work. Rupi Kaur writes, “If you are not enough for yourself, you will never be enough for someone else.” You are good enough for yourself. You are good enough for your family. And you are good enough for the world. Because you are you.

You can’t fix yourself without first fixing your mind. Because everything happens in your mind.

If you take care of your mind, your body will take care of itself. Fixing is about your mind, not about your body. Your body has nothing to do with it.

“You are responsible for saving yourself.”

Fixing your life is about acceptance. It is about accepting who you are. It is not about beating yourself up. It is not about rejecting yourself. It is not about rejecting your life. It is about loving yourself. It is about loving your life.

Do not wait for people to fix you. Fix yourself. Because you are responsible for your life. According to Oprah Winfrey, “You are responsible for your life- and when you get that, everything changes. … So don’t wait for somebody else to fix you, to save you or complete you.” No one can do that. Only you have the power to fix yourself. Why not go ahead and do it?