Appreciation in Rejection

RoaminTwin, are you NUTS? Am I reading that title correctly?

Yes, indeedy, you are! You know that last post I wrote about GRATITUDE (and the positive effect it has had in my life, and the happiness it could bring to YOURS)?? Welp, this goes right along with that!

I have resolved to take more risks in this short life-o-mine! No, Not death-defying risks like jumping off a cliff unharnessed (OK, I wouldn’t be defying much of ANYTHING if I were in THAT situation). Instead, I want to take adventurous risks: traveling to new places, attempting ice skating tricks without fearing a spill or two, risking my ego to build upon my experience and educate myself further.

There are so many risks to take, I couldn’t name them all if I had the time! But with the resolution to take more risks also comes the resolution to accept the outcome–good or bad–to learn from and grow. This means not just not fearing rejection, but appreciating it. Get rejected by a prospective job? Take a look at your resume, your online presence, how you present yourself in person and on paper. Evaluate, grow, and get back on the saddle!

At this point, I am looking forward to the rejection as a form of constructive criticism, not a roadblock. As long as you are growing and changing, rejection will come. Everything depends on how you handle said rejection. Rejection is also a down time, with a built in guarantee that something better is on the horizon.

What do you take away from rejection? Is there a shift in your thinking? Can YOU find the happiness that can arrive with rejection?

Happy Friday, Happy People!

❤ The RoaminTwin

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My brother, far right

My brother, far right

I have failed you this week, Happy People!

You see, life sometimes gets in the way of what we love the most.

And for that I am truly sorry. All I can do, is pick back up where I left off: writing about the lifestyle/quest that is happiness.

One of the reasons I have been slacking in writing for all of us, is because of my brother (yes, something I can legitimately blame him for). The last few weeks have been post-season for high school golf, and that darned kid just kept advancing! This week, in fact, was the State Tournament, and what do you know, we found ourselves 2 1/2 hours away watching my brother golf with the state’s best.

And he golfed the worst he has all year.

There was no club throwing or stomping around. There was no yelling at the ball to “HIT THE TREE!” (at least, not from him). There was no crying or screaming, and his head didn’t exercise itself 360 degrees from hours of head shaking.

Knowing he was inwardly frustrated, we expected a little more of a BANG at the end when he finished and let out all of the anger he had accumulated over 2 days of golfing sub par (badum-tish).

It never happened.

Instead, he ate lunch with our family, then walked back out to the far reaches of the course to watch a fellow teammate finish the last couple of holes. In his drive to find and cheer on a comrade, he distracted himself from any kind of tantrum that could-have-been, and ultimately avoided it all together when the boys were back at the club house oohing and aahing over the champion scores (4 of the top 15 were itty bitty freshmen!), laughing and just goofing off after such a successful year.

So, make sure you have people in your life that will be there for you and with you in times of struggle or disappointment. People who will not just distract you from those times, but will bring a whole new light on the matter at hand. Because in all reality, it was just another golf tournament. A practice round for the ones to come.

But those friends of his will stick around past that tournament. I just hope he offers the same relief for them.

Surround yourself in love and things don’t seem so bad, happy people!

❤ The Roamin Twin