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Defeated woman Defeated, stressed out woman in the city.

Rejection in your career and life can leave you feeling defeated and hopeless, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This cliché and overused quote still holds true for me: “When one door closes, another one opens.” Sometimes you have to pick the lock and open the door yourself, but I do believe persistence and endurance eventually pay off.

Rejection shouldn’t be viewed a stop sign, but instead a detour sign – one that is perhaps pointing you toward a new direction or just a longer route to achieving your goal.

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