This post has nothing to do with positive thinking or self-fulling prophecy.
Thanks you for your interest in becoming a (need for recognition) fellow. We regret to inform you that you were not selected…
When is the last time you received such correspondence?
I have been reading so many of these letters that I’ve become “rejection-proof, a new term I’ve come up with to define people who do not let rejections kill their best self.
When I first started receiving these letters, I would become stressed and depressed. Then I started realizing that these letters have nothing to do with me, the rejections are all about the organizations or people who send them. They themselves have their own issues. Maybe they were drunk or tired when they read my resume or application. Or maybe it was not a good match? Nothing wrong with that.