People, circumstances, and situations will attempt to define your life, but don’t let them. When others try to build your life, they will always make it too small!
In 1902 an aspiring young writer received a rejection letter from the poetry editor of the Atlantic Monthly. Enclosed was a sheaf of poems the 28- year-old had sent with a note that read, “Our magazine has no room for your vigorous verse.” What did he do? He rejected the rejection and went on to see his work published; his name was Robert Frost, the only poet to receive four Pulitzer Prizes for poetry.
In 1905, the University of Bern turned down a Ph.D. dissertation as irrelevant. The young physics student who wrote the dissertation rejected their rejection and developed some of his irrelevant ideas into widely accepted theories, called the theory of relativity. His name was Albert Einstein.
In 1894, a sixteen-year-old found a note from his rhetoric teacher attached to his report card. “A conspicuous lack of success.” The young man rejected the rejection, and the world is glad he did because this was the man that stood and stared at the Nazi war machine with these words. “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills, and we shall never surrender.” His name was Winston Churchill.
So when negative voices arise and they will; reject the rejection.