For many people, rejection is a tough thing to recover from. Amongst the many different fears that people experience in starting something new, rejection tops the list. It stops us from doing the very things we dream of most and holds us back from achieving our goals. Rejection deprives our souls of the success it deserves. In this post, I will teach you about handling rejection.
Very recently I experienced a crippling rejection. My soul was not ready to handle that kind of blow, and so it sent me into a crippling funk. It happens to the best of us, one minute we are on top, and the other we are way down. The key is not to avoid rejection, but know how to handle it. You see, you will not always be someone’s cup of tea, and that’s okay. But, it’s best to know how to handle that to avoid blockers in your journey.
Handling Rejection: Invest in Truth
People will reject things for many reasons. Sometimes the reason for the rejection is something that may not be truthful. It is up to you to know your truths and to reinvest in them when you are challenged. It’s important to recognize where there is room for growth alongside room to cast away doubts against your truths.
Handling Rejection: Be Accountable
Its okay to own who you are and what you do. Nothing we do will be perfect and that is okay too. The important thing is for you to be comfortable with accountability. Own when you do something wrong, and be sure to work on correcting it. Don’t carry the guilt because that will block your ability to be accountable. Just recognize, correct, and keep it moving.
Handling Rejection: Move on
Rejection sucks! But, don’t dwell on it, because the more you dwell, the slower you move on. Life is full of trial and error and so when someone pushes you away that’s life happening as it should. You are strong, smart, and able to go on and do amazing things, but only if you are able to keep it moving. The worst thing you can do is let rejection disrupt your momentum. It’s okay to take a pause, but you don’t want to block your blessings. So the best thing you can do is accept the rejection, observe what happened, fix what you can and keep it moving.
The truth is, rejection is going happen no matter what. We are not always everyone’s cup of team. The best way to come back from it is to succeed at what you know best. Your dreams don’t rest on anyone’s opinion. How have you handled rejection? Show some love in the comments below.
until next time…