A harsh reality of life is that it's not always enjoyable. Everyone has experienced rejection in the form of harsh words, unreciprocated love, loss, or betrayal. Most people perceive rejection as a negative occurrence when, in reality, rejection can be one of the most powerful tools in life.
"In my travels around the world, I have experienced the extraordinary pleasure of meeting men and women from almost every walk of life," notes author and speaker Tracey Mitchell. "What continues to amaze me is not the cultural differences that divide us but rather the common thread of heartache uniting us. Pain does not discriminate, and it impacts the young, old, rich, poor, successful, attractive, and educated alike."
For 30 years Mitchell allowed rejection to consume her emotions until she had the "aha" moment when she realized that while rejection couldn't be avoided, it could be worked to her advantage.
In "Downside Up: Transform Rejection into Your Golden Opportunity,"Mitchell shares real life stories of men and women who conquered the devastating blows of rejection and offers step-by-step guides, resources, and interactive pages that help others restore lost identity and transform dreams into reality. She provides wisdom, guidance, and personal application while also outlining and establishing key biblical principles that promote emotional and mental wellness. Readers will:
- Understand the importance of developing a positive and God-designed self-portrait
- Identify their life's purpose and maximize their potential for success
- Discover the value of godly mentors and other positive relationships
- Overcome negative thoughts, fear, and lack of self-confidence
If rejection is treated like an enemy it will respond accordingly, but when treated like an invisible bodyguard it will protect, guide, and maneuver people through a world of hidden danger. The principles shared in the book are foundational to identifying one's purpose and will guide them on how to maximize their potential. It will inspire them to embrace life's rejections with boldness, wisdom, and confidence by casting off fears and negative thoughts while developing a positive self-portrait
Readers will learn how to redirect their focus from what has been perceived as loss to discovering who and what qualifies as part of their future. They will start making wise and decisive decisions, discover the value of mentors, and learn how to encourage healthy relationships.
"My purpose in writing Downside Up is to is to reveal the countless ways rejection can work for and not against you, renewing how you think and respond to rejection," says Mitchell. "I want to assist people in reversing the negative effects of rejection while teaching them to embrace rejection as a positive life-altering encounter."