“You did not choose me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, He will give you.” John 15:16
Most performers know that for majority of their gigs, there’s a process. They’ll have to submit a headshot, audition and then the waiting period begins to see if you’ve been selected.
As I sat by my computer filtering through all the emails checking to see what opportunities I can submit to for acting and modeling, I was excited to notice that I had a few from recent submissions. As usual, most of the emails are vague, simply letting me know they were interested and would like me to save the date for them. I was hopeful. I know that there’s a possibility of rejection, so I mentally prepare myself for it as I keep submitting for more opportunities. Some turned out great, and I was accepted. Others on the other hand, sent me a nicely written email apologizing and explaining that the client has gone a different direction with the project. A nice way of saying, “You’re not our type.”
Anytime you get emails of rejection, whether it’s as a performer, a dancer, a writer, a designer, in your career, pursuits or relationships, it’s easy to wonder, “What was it that they were looking for? What was it that I did not meet? What was it that I could’ve done better. Is it me?
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