Letters That Matter

You Rejected Me, So I Learnt to Improve and Accept Myself

Letters That Matter~7

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Dear naysayers,

It began from the time I stepped out of the comfort of my parent’s shelter. Right from the time that classmate in kindergarten said, “You can’t sit in the front row. You’re a girl.”

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I knew from then on, that outside the four walls of my home, it would always be ‘What I want’ vs ‘What others want from me’

As I grew older, the gap between these two wants grew too. From someone saying ‘You won’t be able to do that’ to ‘It’s not right for you to do that’, it seemed that others knew more about me, my abilities, my choices and what I could not or should not to do.

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But every time I heard someone’s ‘no’, the determination to go ahead, grew too. It was more to prove and test myself, rather than to prove a point that I was right and they were wrong.

What I don’t want to do, I will not do. But what I want to do, I will. This is what I kept telling myself every time someone doubted me or outright said I can’t or shouldn’t. What kept me going though was the consciousness that I was doing what I loved or something that satisfied me. There was also the zest for personal growth,which the naysayers usually didn’t get right.

So, thank you to all those who said or thought I couldn’t do it or I’m not good enough. Because, with every rejection and every no, I moved a little more closer to perfection, personally and professionally.

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Gratefully,

Someone who didn’t bow down to your rejection

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