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Disappointing Admission Decisions Can’t Forecast Your Future

March 28th, 2016

Are you nursing metaphorical wounds at the moment, inflicted by a college that denied admission? If so, you’re not alone. Many share and understand your sorrow, this advisor included. Applying to college is a big deal, and even with advance knowledge of a competitive situation we all hope against hope that the dial will spin, and then open the right door.

Please don’t become mired in disappointment. It’s important to move on and make the best of options available to you.

It’s not so easy, you think, even as parents, teachers – and, yes, your trusted college advisor – tell you that you’re still capable of greatness. That all of your amazing qualities remain wholly intact. That your talents will take you far, and when coupled with a strong work ethic will lead to options aplenty down the road.

But, you say, we’re not the ones experiencing what you are at this moment in time. You’re right. We’ve all been there, however.

Every one of us has received a disappointing college or graduate school or employment decision at some point. It’s a little like a friendship or romance that doesn’t work out: painful, but in the end we realize that we still occupy a valuable place in this world. Somehow, after a bit of grieving, we all survive.

Yet that college notification still feels deeply personal, doesn’t it? Well, here’s help. As if on cue, knowing that this is the season for applicants to U.S. colleges and universities to experience disappointment, J.K. Rowling has done something wonderful. We’re not talking about a new book. We’re talking about the way in which she’s sharing a difficult part of her past with the world. Follow the article link to see what we mean, and let us know if your outlook improves.

If J.K. Rowling could find success after experiencing so much disappointment, you can, too.

Article published March 26, 2016

Written by:  BBC News

JK Rowling has shared two rejection letters she received for her first novel writing as Robert Galbraith.  The author was trying to find a publisher for The Cuckoo’s Calling, which was eventually released in 2013.  Rowling posted the rejections on Twitter, saying she was doing so to encourage other aspiring writers.

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