Rejection is everyone’s nightmare. It’s one of the deepest human fears. Fear of rejection holds you back in life. It hurts to feel rejected and to experience loss. Fortunately there are useful tips to deal with the fear of rejection
Acknowledge your fear of rejection
Acknowledging that fear within you is a big way to start. It makes it easier to deal with it.
Understand that rejection has nothing to do with your personality
Maybe you have applied for a job and you didn’t get it. There are chances that 100 people sent their CVS and most of them didn’t get it. Don’t allow yourself to feel any less of who you are personally. Rejection is based on other external condition that have nothing to do with you.
Once rejected, stay calm and rational
When faced with rejection as humans, we feel a lot of emotions at the same time. You might want to be the bigger person and respond to the person rejecting you. Listen to what the other person is saying and respond in a rational and appropriate way.
Allow yourself to grieve
Allow yourself to feel all the emotions running through your body at that time. Allowing yourself to grieve gives you the chance to move to the healing process. Learn from the experience and move forward in an improved way.
See rejection as an opportunity to try again
You remember the old adage when one door closes another opens. Well, it’s true. There is always an opportunity for something better than that. Try, try and try again.
Recall your strengths and stay focused
Write down your strengths and what you want to achieve. Remind yourself of your achievements. Ask yourself, what can I do now, that will get me to where I want to be? There is always another road to a destination. Identify the alternatives and put them in action.
Rejection is part of life. Learning how to deal with the fear of rejection is a necessity. Rejection doesn’t mean you are a failure. It simply means you have another chance to do things better.
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