I Am A Failure

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Moonbear
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If your goal is a career in science, consider rejection as practice for later...you'll see a lot more of it. I know, that sounds harsh, but it isn't really...it's all in how you learn to deal with it. Each time I've been rejected from something in life, whether a college, a love interest, a job, a grant proposal, etc., it has forced me to look at another direction I hadn't considered. Maybe I've been lucky, but each new direction I've taken because another path got blocked has turned out pretty well, often FAR better than the original direction I was planning to take. In several cases, I've looked back and realized that in retrospect, there was a good reason for my rejection, and it's because I really wasn't suited for that path and would have probably wound up miserable had I tried following it anyway.

So, embrace your rejection as a nudge in a better direction. :smile:
 

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