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The only way to achieve anything is to become comfortable with rejection. Here's how | Linda Blair

We need to take chances

We do not like to take a chance and put in a great effort, only to be rejected. Yet, if you don't take up the opportunity for fear of rejection, you will never realise your dream.

Rejection is more the norm than the exception for authors. JK Rowling, James Joyce, George Orwell and John le Carré all suffered many rejections.

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The only way to achieve anything is to become comfortable with rejection. Here's how | Linda Blair

The only way to achieve anything is to become comfortable with rejection. Here's how | Linda Blair

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/28/rejection-helps-jk-rowling-james-dyson-success

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We find rejection upsetting

Even though rejection is seldom life-threatening, we always find it upsetting because of our interdependence. The more we value the approval and opinion of the person who's judging us, the more upset we'll be if they reject us.

Make rejection work for you

Instead of trying to avoid rejection, you can make rejection work for you. 

Be prepared to be rejected. Do not take a rejection personally. Rejection is part of the process. Instead of focussing on yourself, try and find out what is lacking. Be determined to improve.

As long as you have a dream, keep going. The result will be that you will create something even better.

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