Remember when you told your 6th grade crush you had a thing for her and she was like “riiight (sigh).” That sucked! What can we learn from rejection?
Rejection doesn’t mean you’re not good enough; it means you haven’t refined your message clear enough to articulate who you are and what you have to offer. Ultimately, when you embrace rejection you learn to not fear it. You intimately welcome it, you become assertive. From Thomas Edison to Sara Blakely, the more you bomb the greater the opportunity is to learn so it doesn’t scare you anymore.
Why is rejection hard? Ego. If we get to the root of rejection, I think its really just a matter of us caring what people will think of us. One thing I’ve learned from my elders is that once we get to a certain place in our lives we simply stop caring how others will judge us. Let’s get to that “certain place” right now! Why not, if its going to eventually happen lets at least try now!?
Some of the best advice I ever received was from my college roommates dad. He would say, “If it’s Saturday night and you don’t get 10 no’s than your not trying!” 10 pennies equals that dime!
Maybe lifting weights is your thing. If you don’t feel resistance you won’t grow because the tension triggers growth.
Welcome the rejection because now is the time for you!