Who Says You Cannot?

Rejections – they are not there to stop you but to gauge how much you really want something.

Me? I’ve had my fair share of rejections, too. Before I became the youngest supervisor in the company I work for at the age of 24, I went through criticisms and discouragement.

My first application for the position was declined because the manager thought I wasn’t ready for the job even if I think I was. I was ridiculed by co-workers because of my tenure in the company and my age.

But, that didn’t stop me from chasing the dream. I came up with a game plan – be relevant. I started working on high-impact process improvement projects on my free time and created business cases. I helped the company become efficient while spending less on costs. On my second application for the position, I was the number 1 choice.

What I’m saying is, it’s a cut-throat world out there. Believe in yourself and do not let anyone tell you what you’re only capable of. Work. Work until your heroes become your rivals.

About the Contributor

Abe Pelayo describes himself as “Too good for heaven, too bad for hell!” Visit his profiles on Instagram and Twitter: @eybibaby

This contributor is a customer of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.

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