Motivational Speaker Expert Sandy Olson Talks About Rejection And The Different Ways People Respond To It.

Sandy Olson, Speaker and Owner of Pathway to Success, a motivational company shares insight she learned from her Mentor, Jack Canfield on the topic of rejection along with research that elaborates on the role rejection has played throughout human history.

Frederick, MD – April 2, 2018 – Sandy Olson, owner and speaker with Pathway to Success, a motivation company, recently published an article on her website titled “A Reflection On Rejection” in which Ms. Olson sheds new light on how to handle rejection.

 Olson writes, “I can imagine that every living human being has at least one experience with rejection, if not multiple experiences.” She continues adding, “And, anyone who has been on the receiving end of rejection knows that it hurts, whether it’s the rejection of someone you love or some opportunity you’ve been dreaming about.”

As Olson points out, “Everyone handles rejection differently. Some people are able to use rejection to improve their situation while others are completely devastated by the experience.” She adds, “Much research has been conducted on the subject of rejection and there are strong reasons that rejection creates such strong emotions in us humans.”

“I recently read an article that gives a clear explanation for the role rejection plays in society,” says Olson, sharing, “Rejection served a vital function in our evolutionary past. In our hunter/gatherer past, being ostracized from our tribes was akin to a death sentence, as we were unlikely to survive for long alone. Evolutionary psychologists assume the brain developed an early warning system to alert us when we were at risk for ostracism. Because it was so important to get our attention, those who experienced rejection as more painful (i.e., because rejection mimicked physical pain in their brain) gained an evolutionary advantage—they were more likely to correct their behavior and consequently, more likely to remain in the tribe.” (

According to Olson, “We probably all know people who have become paralyzed by rejection as well as those who have used rejection to propel themselves to great success.” She goes on to say that, “ One of the most extraordinary things I learned from my mentor, Jack Canfield, is that “Rejection does not prevent success – fear of rejection does.” Olson further adds, “We have come a long way from our hunter/gatherer past and we have learned much about the way our minds work. So even, when we are faced with rejection many of us have tools that can help us get over it and get on with our lives.”

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About Sandy Olson:

Sandy Olson founded Pathway to Success to use her experience as a successful businessperson to help clients reach their full potential by inspiring them to make positive changes in both their personal and professional lives. She has trained with Jack Canfield to bring his book, The Success Principles ™, to life through customized inspirational and motivational presentations for individuals and organizations.

Her RE/MAX Results real estate firm is the largest in the Frederick, MD area, and grew from three individuals to over 120 Independent Contractors and Employees, all during the worst real estate recession of our time. She instills the knowledge and inspiration from The Success Principles ™ in both herself and her organization.

Sandy graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. She has various designations, including Graduate of the Realtor Institute, Certified Residential Broker, and Certified Negotiation Expert. Sandy’s brokerage firm was honored with the RE/MAX Central Atlantic Region Brokerage of the Year Award for 2014.




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