When someone rejects you it doesn't mean you need to reject yourself. Just because some people choose to disregard your worth and treat you without kindness doesn't mean everyone will, and it certainly doesn't mean you have to imitate their behavior. The truth is that the way others treat us isn't about us—it’s about them and their own expectations, struggles, insecurities, and limitations. You don’t have to allow their judgments or criticisms to become your truth.
You will never be able to control what other people say or how they perceive things or how they act, but you can always choose how you treat yourself. You can choose who you spend your time with, and who you let go of. And no matter what your circumstances, you can always choose to believe in yourself and your worth.
At the end of the day, trying to please everyone is exhausting and impossible. No matter how you change or who you become, there will always be someone who doesn't approve. So instead of wasting your energy in a futile attempt to become someone that appears perfect, give yourself permission to be a constant work in progress.
Know that who you are is exactly enough.
Kindred souls will cross your path, learn how to recognize and appreciate them. These are the people who will love and accept you wholeheartedly and without judgement. These are the people who matter. Let go of the rest.