Written by Mond Ortiz
Yesterday, I showed you six flight attendants who went through like more than 10 rejections or turn-downs before becoming a cabin crew in the airline they are in now. The reason why I featured was simply to give you all hope that despite numerous rejections, you still have that chance to be a flight attendant or flight steward. One of those we featured was rejected 21 times before earning her wings.
Been rejected by the airlines twice? Thrice? Four times? Were you told "sorry you are not fit to be a flight attendant?" Yes they are painful but guess what, you still have that chance to become a cabin crew. The six flight attendants in our previous write-up did it, and so can you.
How did they do it? If you will read their stories, they all had one thing in common, and that was they knew deep in their hearts that they are meant to be a flight attendant and they never gave-up until they got there.
You see, success never happens overnight. It takes constant change, a lot fo focus, a lot of learning from experience, and yes a lot of prayers.
The second important thing all the six flight attendants did was to learn from their mistakes and constantly change for the better. No matter how long you have been trying to be a flight attendant, be it 10 years or so, for as long as you do not change and be a better version of yourself, for as long as you shun the advice of others helping you, your flight attendant will be a pipe dream, forever. It is just like wishing you would win the lottery but you don't like to bet at the lotto stations.
Every lesson must be accompanied by action, and that is to keep changing and trying again. Every time each of these six flight attendants would get a "rejection slip", they would work hard to make improvements on themselves and try again. Trying is not enough, you have to really make constant changes and be a better version of yourself.
Third, you have to be positive and do not blame your failures on others. Take things positively and see every rejection as an opportunity to grow instead of seeing things negatively like its "the airline's fault for having high standards." Real talk, it is painful to be rejected, sometimes accompanied with a "you are not fit to be a flight attendant" at times but will you allow this to shatter your dreams? These six flight attendant we featured did not, they simply proved that they are meant to fly by not allowing negativity take over their dreams.
Fourth and lastly, accompany everything with prayers and faith in yourself. To God, nothing is impossible and if He sees you doing your best to become a flight attendant one day, He will reward that to you.
At the end, it is not the number of rejections you go through, but the number of times you rose from those rejections until you finally get to your goal, which is to be a cabin crew.
Good luck future flight attendant!