Face it, we all have all been rejected at some point in our life. We have been rejected by career options, school choices, potential love interests and sometimes even members of our family members. Rejection sucks and it often hurts. However, remember,"Rejection is the spirits protection." You are only rejected from situations that were truly never meant for you. Remember when you are rejected something better is to come. Hopefully the stories below remind you to keep going no matter what hurdles you approach in life.
Lauryn Hill was booed at Amateur Night at the Apollo
Hill’s debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has sold 19 million copies worldwide and it is considered one of the greatest albums of all time by many music publications
Oprah was fired from her first job as a news anchor
Jay-Z was turned down by every label in the industry
President Barack Obama loss his first run for Congress
Justice Sonia Sotomayor was denied a job as an Associate at one of the nation's top firms
Salma Hayek had once been told that her accent would remind people in Hollywood of their Mexican housekeepers.
Chinese entrepreneur, Jack Ma was once rejected from a job at KFC
Tyra Banks was rejected by 6 modeling agencies
Michael Jordan failed to make his high school basketball team
Jose Hernandez was rejected from NASA's astronaut program eleven times.
Jennifer Hudson loss Season 3 of American Idol
Michelle Bachelet was exiled from the country she was born in, Chile
Bruce Lee was rejected for US military service
Vanessa Williams was stripped her title as Miss America 1984
The Queen of Rock Tina Turner was brutally abused by her ex husband Ike Turner
Tina Knowles the mother of Beyonce and Solange filed for divorce after her now ex husband Mathew Knowles cheated on her. Tina was fearful that she would never marry again.
In 2002 India Arie was nominated for 7 Grammys and won none
Sidney Poitier was once told by a director to get a job as a dishwasher
Charles Barkley was cut from Team USA Basketball in 1984
Anita Baker was told she did not have star potential
Kanye West was rejected by many record labels before signing to Def Jam Records
Iyanla Vanzant had a talk show, which was canceled and she was forced to file for bankruptcy.