Life Hack for Getting Suddenly Awesome: Learn to Love Rejection


The title for this blog is courtesy my father, a writer and hermit. From the time I was old enough to understand, he has been giving me this piece of advice: “You’ve got to learn to love rejection.”

It doesn’t make sense. But it does.

Everyone has to stand up to something sometime. Everyone has to be unpopular, say the wrong thing, offend people.

It’s part of having character.

So we might as well learn to be a little proud of it sometimes.

Harry Truman, on the public’s vehement opposition to him firing General Mcarthur: “I became quite used to being vilified. It has its stimulating aspects, and for all I know, it may even be good for the liver.”


Inspiration from the other side.

You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.

You’re Getting Closer and The Power of Acceptance. Get them for an uplifting price on Amazon.


More Stuff to Read:

Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.

There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)

These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday

Kids, here it is. Have at it.

I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.

Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.



  1. Everybody hurts when they are rejected. It either hurts right away or later on, perhaps continuously if you never let it happen.

    If what you are trying to do is avoid getting hurt, you are trying to change the mechanism of life. If the world no longer has the ability to hurt you, then how will it get through to you when you refuse to listen.


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