REJECTION AS A POSITIVE FORCE How can rejection serve you?
of us do not want to experience being rejected; yet the reality is that
all of us have been rejected at some point in our life and will be
again. Rejection is part of life. Possibly the only way never to
experience rejection is never to try anything new. Possibly, and not
Many people fear rejection and take it as a big blow to
their self esteem when it happens. Some people get so disheartened, they
fear taking another step.
I encourage you to look upon
rejection as a positive force in your life! Think of it as your Higher
Power's way of pointing you in a new direction! Instead of telling
yourself, I am a failure, say, "Thank you, Universe, for showing me where I do not belong!"
is a sign post on the map of life. It means you are out there in
the world, following your dreams. This does not make you a failure--it
makes you a success! Anyone can dream of climbing a mountain, starting
their own business, having a relationship, or writing a book, but not everyone is able to take
even the first step towards the realization of their goals.
key areas where people face the fear of rejection are when asking for
something, interviewing for a new job, or in relationship. Rejection is
beneficial! The sooner you are "rejected" from a path (job, goal,
partner, trip) that is not meant for you, the better.
'Better is one's own duty, though devoid of merit
than the duty of another well discharged. Better is death in one's own
duty; the duty of another is fraught with fear.' -The Bhagavadgita, III/35
Better that we
do not waste our valuable time on a path that is not ours. Rejection is
a glorious way to redirect us on our path.
You can accept
rejection, not as an indication of failure, but as a friendly gesture
directing you in another way. This will help you move forward with
enthusiasm, not fear. Someone who fears rejection will likely be
nervous, hesitant, and self-effacing. Who would you rather hire for a
job or have a relationship with? An enthusiastic, confident person or an
anxious, fearful one?
So consider rejection as a positive force in your life!
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