Was There Spinach Between My Teeth?

man with spinach in teethYou thought it went pretty well. In fact, you left feeling hopeful and jazzed about talking again in the near future. Time passes…

You try to trick yourself into not checking your emails or listening for that smartphone’s crazy bird chirp. 

 “They’re just busy. I need to learn to be more patient. Do I need to call them to follow up?” Oh, yeah…I already sent an email saying, “enjoyed meeting you and look forward to talking with you soon.”

More time passes..too much time in fact to support the story we made up about why they never got back to us. Like it or not, we enter the crash and burn of rejection…

It can happen when we meet someone for a coffee date or finally get an interview with the company of our dreams!  No matter the circumstance, when we don’t get a callback, it feels like someone dropped a boulder on our heart and soul. They don’t want usStruggling to make sense of it, we conclude that it must have been something we did, or perhaps something we said, or didn’t say. We failed somehow. Or did we? 

 Try something different the next time someone “doesn’t get back to you.” Go to gratitude. Maybe, just maybe you dodged a big old bullet! Perhaps that company or that prospective “partner in life” didn’t share your values. Maybe “success” would have resulted in unhappiness and settling for less than you want and deserve. Trust that there are better things waiting right around the corner and now you are free to receive them.

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