Closer to your Yes

No isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes no is just what we need. I know I sound crazy but hear me out. In 2011, I applied to a particular program that I had interest in for years. I thought it was my calling. It was the only profession I saw myself in. Apparently the profession I wanted to be part of didn’t want me to be part of it. I had not one but 9 rejections in little over 6 months.

Could you imagine how I felt ? Actually I didn’t feel too bad. This was my final chance to apply to this particular program before my prerequisite courses  expired. I gave it my all. But I knew the right door would open and it did. All of my noS brought me closer to my yes. I applied to a different program and  few weeks later I was accepted.

I had no choice but to change programs, which was one of the best decisions I made. I was forced to reevaluate things. So keep knocking and the right door will open up. You are closer to your yes.

Every No Brings (1)

Here are a few examples of prominent people who had a lot of noS.

Tyra Banks wouldn’t be a supermodel if she had stopped after her first few noS. She was repeatedly told no by several  modeling agencies . It didn’t stopped her. She continued to go to the next agency. She didn’t hear the word yes until she arrived at the last model agency.Imagine what her life would be like if she let that one door or series of closed doors stop her .

Another example is the author behind Harry Porter, Joanne Rowling. She spent years submitting her books to publishers but was repeatedly rejected. This went on for years.  Her life would not be what it is if she had given up .

So I encourage you to not give up just because you had one no or a series of noS.  Keep going. You are closer to your yes than you think. When the intensity increases, your breakthrough is around the corner.

Here is a great link about President Abraham Lincoln’s series of failures:

Comments (3)

  1. Stephanie:

    This is such great advice! I have had many times when I wanted to give up because of a no but ultimately I was glad that I had to redirect. It is amazing how you can see God work in your life and destiny when you are willing to let go of what we think we want.

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