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Rejection and career setbacks

People often look to external forces to feel validated instead of internal ones. When rejection comes to your dream opportunity, try to remember that your career path is not a straight line. Not every experience will move you forward.

Rejection does not end your goal. Think of rejection as growth. It could guide you to a new path that will eventually lead you to better places, even if it sometimes takes a bit longer to get there.

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Social media and self-esteem

Sometimes we think we're being rejected when that is not true. Not getting a lot of likes on a post or seeing your friends having fun without you can make you feel inadequate.

But you can use social media in a positive way.

  • Use social media fo...

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Rejection when going through a breakup

It's very easy to idealize the other person and the relationship while experiencing rejection. Sometimes, a breakup can make you feel inadequate and unworthy.

List all the traits you didn't appreciate about your partner to help you become aware of how you were incompatibl...

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Rejection when a friendship ended

Friendship breakups can hurt more than romantic ones. It is necessary to realise that friends come and go. You can use it as an opportunity to ask yourself if this is the type of person you want to be friends with.

After some time has passed and you find yourself missing t...

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Rejection hurts

Rejection hurts

And we tend to interpret the pain incorrectly - we connect rejection to our self-worth, which makes us feel worse.

Rejection can benefit you. It can build resilience and help you grow and use the lessons you learn to future setbacks.

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When a family member cuts you out

Family members rejecting each other can be particularly painful. If a family member has rejected you, turn to online forums to connect or reach out to friends to find support from others in a similar situation. See how others effectively handled the situation.

We often ass...

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Learn from rejection

Learn from rejection

Use rejection as an opportunity to move forward with more wisdom.

Whether you learn about areas in your life that need improvement, or you simply recognize that being turned down isn’t awful as you imagined, rejection can be a good teacher.

2. Forgive and move forward.

2. Forgive and move forward.

The longer you dwell on those who have wronged you, the longer it will take for you to move forward and better your life.Β 

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 ...

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