The sting of rejection is never easy, but at those times when due to reasons beyond your control an individual or group have chosen to exclude you, it is important to understand that these reasons have more to do with them than with you - your duty is to have presented yourself as best as you could and if there is any lesson to be learned in rejection is how to represent yourself better keeping in mind that what may be viewed as a huge liability in one circumstance may be seen as an extraordinary asset in another setting. It is important to process the impact of the rejection at your own pace allowing yourself to understand that what happens next is always up to you. Rejection can be a “crusher” or it can be a “motivator” - the catalyst that pushes you in the direction that you should have been headed in the first place and what triggers a train reaction that leads to success - what happens next is aways up to you.