Regrettably, I must inform you that… The beginning of an email that I intend not to finish reading for at least the next few hours until I calm down and go for a 5 mile run. No one likes rejection or what is most often considered a failure. A less than stellar grade on a test you put a lot of time into. A bad grade on a paper that you think is awesome and the professor just seems to have a different opinion than you. Losing a scholarship. It all comes in different forms, but we all experience it one time or another and it’s a bummer.
BUT, as Winston Churchill said “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Or, for a pictorial summary (courtesy of BU's facebook page today):
It’s not always what you lost, but what you learn from it. Maybe another opportunity will present itself that was even better than the previous. So learn from your “failures.” Continue to make yourself a great pharmacy student. Go to a different professional pharmacy meeting, email one of the faculty members whose topic you enjoy, try out a new community service project, talk to your mentor. Success comes in many forms, it doesn't matter how you get there. Good luck!