I stagnated for many years. Getting knocked back doesn’t have to be just done in the form of an interview. It can happen when someone close goes off at the deep end, pulls us down, shuts us off without communication and where our values begin to feel threatened.
It’s not always easily rectified either, unless the other person is ready to deal with and take responsibility for their presenting behaviour. Although it’s not easy, we must try to see the bigger picture so that we don’t take what’s said personally.
There is always a reason, but that’s no excuse for anyone making us feel bad. Instead choose to live in the present without making your issues about other people so you don’t have to go on the defensive.