You Will Be Chosen (Learning to Clap For the Winner During Times of Rejection)
In my lifetime, I have lost count of the number of times that I was not chosen for areas that I have expressed my desire and displayed my efforts to be chosen. This had happened in the areas of my career, personal life, dating and even in friendship, in small and big decisions of others that resulted to a feeling of rejection.
While the world claps for the one that was chosen, there is always someone else from the opposite side of the coin, the one that was not chosen.
While, this happens, there is a big temptation to ask “Why not me?”
Just like any chemical compound where each has it’s own identity, no one is an exact replica of one person.
Each one of us is uniquely different from another person and if a person was chosen for a role and there is no other person like that person, the question “Why not me?” is actually invalid.
But if this temptation to ask “Why not me?” occurs, why not change that question with “Why not now?”
Because the question “Why not now?” is more of an active question than a paralysing question.
As I grow to be more “adultly” each year, I have realized that time is an ingredient of success that is learned by natural process. By considering time in the process of selection and success, preparation becomes crucial. I have read the book “How Luck Happens” and my main take away point in that is Luck happens to the the prepared and focused and preparation and focus is equivalent to time.
“Why not now?” means you need to know a lot more. “Why not now?” means you have to practise more. “Why not now?” means you have to know more of yourself. “Why not now?” means you have to know more about you dreams or skills… Or whatever it takes.
For where I am now in my life and what I have seen and transpired to people around me, success, fulfillment of dreams happens not based on the question “Why not me?” but “Why not now?”
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me.
Keep on rowing, knowing that it is a privilege to work with God – and a blessing to be helped by Him – Darlene Sala.
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Love and Beauty,