Nobody wants to get rejected but there is no one in the world that has not faced rejection. Many times the dangerous two lettered word “NO” has been bombarded on us and believe me it is most difficult to be handled. But this word is not an end of the world. We all have faced it in our business, job interview, relationships and even in family. Nobody is immune to rejection but everyone must try to be so as not accepting rejection can lead to low self esteem and destroy self belief.
Everyone has faced rejection in their life, doesn’t matter they accept it or not. The pain and feeling of hurt of being rejected is not that hurts the most but the fear of rejection is. The fear of rejection is bigger monster than the rejection itself. Many times we take our steps back before doing something just because of fear of being rejected and start treating ourselves as loser. The fear prevents us from talking to someone, going somewhere or explaining certain point in meeting. It stops us from doing what we want to do. However being rejected is not end of the world. It is just a phase that will pass, infect it will give us some learning and experience as a gift.
The rejection gives us choice that we can define us or we can refine us. We must learn How to deal with rejection with maintaining our self esteem as rejection comes with a big blow on self esteem.
How to handle rejection– handling rejection with integrity is important to be successful in life. if a person wants to make something out of his life than he must take rejections ad life lessons and learn from them rather than fearing them. Here are some tips that can prevent self esteem and belief from getting damaged by rejection.
- One must believe that rejection is not end of the world. One must never give up and run away. Abraham Lincoln got rejected in everything he does almost all his life, he took them as lessons and rest is history. The word FEAR stands for “Forget Everything and Run”, don’t let it come in your life.
- We must believe that rejection is just a temporary phase of life and things will improve with time and efforts. Getting rejected doesn’t mean you are able to do nothing. Your worth is not defined by rejection but it is defined with your self esteem and efforts. If you will not believe in you no one else will.
- Take rejection as lessons of life and experiences. Never stop trying after getting rejected as doing nothing is worse than getting rejected. The more you try the better chances you will get for success.
- Never pity yourself. Self pity and self negating habits are weapons of self destruction. Never have them in your thought process. Our mind has natural instinct for attracting and processing negative thoughts and rejection works as catalyst in this process. Practice to remove this habit and try to stay positive even in grim situation.
So next time if you get rejected in any aspect of life; calm yourself, take a deep breath and shout NEXT. Move on from the situation and start living again.