Written by Mond Ortiz
How many times have you been rejected when you were applying in the airlines to be their cabin crew? Once? Twice? Thrice? Ten times? Twenty times? Guess what, you are on your wait to success! Wait though, you will be on your way to success depending on how you respond to these rejections. It is normal to feel bad, yes, we have emotions but never allow these to derail you from your dream to be a flight attendant.
Steve Jobs was fired from the company which he began. His dismissal made him realize that his passion for his work was beyond the disappointment. In 2005, he became CEO of Apple.
Bill Gates was a college dropout and his business Traf-O-Date was a failure. His failures lead him to forming Microsoft. He said, “it’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
Michael Jordan once said, “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
These people never became the greatest in a flick of a finger. Just like you, they faced rejections. Failure is temporary, it only becomes permanent when you give up.
Yes we have somehow been programmed that defeat is not an option but guess what, temporary defeat like rejection is essential for us to attain our dream.
Perfection does not exist. Trust me. God is the only perfect one, all else are not, especially life experience. So do not expect a perfect story. The more you resist rejections, the more you seek perfection and this is not the way to go. The more you seek a perfect cabin crew journey, the more you will feel demotivated and derailed in your goal to be a cabin crew.
Do not seek perfection, seek excellence.
Rejection is an essential part of life as this is where we are taught important lessons. The first question you may ask yourself would be "why was I rejected to be a cabin crew?" The fact that you ask such question to yourself automatically becomes your pathway to pause and to look back what happened. Once you spot what went wrong, you now think of ways how to improve yourself We have a lot of tips on how to improve yourself in the different areas of becoming a cabin crew and you may just go browse this website for them.
After, go back and try again. If you get rejected, then there is an area which you have to fix. I would say, it is like a game of isolation. Sometimes, you have to go through multiple rejections and failures for you to pinpoint what to improve. Do you need to lose more weight? Do you need to build more confidence? Do you need to go have a facial and clear all visible marks? Do you smile less? There may be a lot of reasons but these rejections automatically become your opportunity to spot the mistakes.
I understand the feeling of rejection and temporary failure in attaining our goals. Did you know that before I opened Flyhigh Manila, I went through 2 call-center jobs, 3 corporate jobs, became an insurance agent for 2 companies, tried out 3 businesses which involve distribution before I opened Flyhigh Manila? From age 22 to 36, I endured so much failures, faced depression, and went through load of rejections before I found my passion in the aviation industry now serving you and all our cabin crew. By 2020, I am expanding the company Flyhigh Manila which will now be under a new company I am opening called FH Media (FH meaning Fly High) where we will be employing more people operating two brands namely Flyhigh Manila and Air Traveller PH. All these would not have been possible if I did not go through 14 years.
So as you see, as someone who endured so much, I can also tell you that if not of those rejections and trials that I faced, my company will not be around helping you, inspiring you, and giving so much integrity to the job of flight attendants. I saw failures as opportunities to learn and be a better version of myself. It taught me that anything is impossible for as long as we see rejections as a step towards success.
Through rejections and failures, you learn. Got rejected? Congratulations, you are on your way towards your goal. Do not seek perfection. Seek excellence.
Good luck future cabin crew!