Whether it’s asking that hot girl out or pursuing a career we are passionate about, most people have faced the fear of rejection at some point in their lives.
If you have a fear of rejection about something important in your life then the good news is that you don’t have to fear it anymore. There are actually people in this world who don’t have this fear at all.
They perceive rejection differently and have learnt how to deal with it in a positive manner.
In this post, you’ll learn how you can handle rejection and take control of your life.
Broaden Your Perspective About Life
The perspective you have about life goes a long way in either fueling your rejection or making you immune to it. How do you react when you face rejection? Do you get so overwhelmed by the rejection that you fail to see other factors at play? You can step back anytime you get rejected and realise that there is always something positive to learn from that rejection. When you go into each circumstance expecting to learn from it, you’ll stop focusing all your attention on your rejection and start looking for all the lessons in it.
Rejection Doesn’t Kill You
The fear of rejection is due to a fear of shame. This feeling of shame can be very intense – I know how intense it can be – but it will not kill you. It can be extremely uncomfortable and hard to get over but it’s nothing you can’t deal with. Understand that shame is a human emotion and we experience it from time to time. See it for what it is, acknowledge it, and let it in. The more you handle shame in this manner, the less it will have control over your life.
You’re Stronger Than You Think You Are
“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -Winnie the
Sometimes, our fears are just elements of our thoughts and feelings. They usually lack substance and are illegitimate. If you can push ourselves to do the things you are scared of, you may find out they are not as bad a you think. You probably are more than capable of handling these situations. Even if the things you fear come true, always remember that every rejection is still a step towards progress. There is always something to learn and you can always apply what you’ve learnt into achieving your goals. But the worst thing to do is to take no action at all.
You can overcome the fear of rejection by seeing life from different perspectives, understanding that rejection will not kill you, and knowing that you are more capable than you think you are.