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Imagine a life where you use rejection to uncover better opportunities and more profound happiness.
Stop making rejection about you. Start looking outward for new possibilities. Make sure you are pursuing something that makes you happy.
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Nobody likes to feel rejected. When you are turned down, you can be overcome with the temptation to take it personally. It is an illusion to think you could change this outcome if only you performed better.
The employer that turned you down is not saying you are worthless, just that they...
Instead of gaining control, you subject yourself to the opinion of someone else. It turns you against yourself and away from the truth.
You were not rejected; the outcome you desired was. Be honest about the motives. You might be wanting the wrong thing.
Rejection means that you are going down the wrong path. You need to turn around.
Life is about learning and growing, and understanding that something better is waiting for you. You don't have to embrace the pain of rejection.
Rejection invites you to change course. If you can let go of your idea of success, you have a chance to find something that's truly right for you.
At first, rejection interferes with your need to belong. You move through, not feeling good enough, not worthy, unlovable, confused.
Then you move to introspection, looking for the flaws within yourself that led to the failure.
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Trying to minimize the pain by convincing yourself—or someone else—it was “no big deal” will only prolong your pain. The best way to deal with uncomfortable emotions is to face them head-on.
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Many times the rejection does 50 percent of the damage and we do the other 50 percent of the damage.
We start with this high volume of negative self-talk and criticism that takes the rejection to another level.
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