Low self-esteem or too much pride, both mark extreme behavior. Life is not all sunshine and rainbows, and there will be times when you’ll be turned down by something or someone. Taking it positively or too negatively is just a matter of perspective. Rejection never feels great, true; but it shouldn’t be something that stops you from keep going. In such situations, it is essential to develop a healthy attitude to deal with rejection and extract all the positivity out of it. To help you with this, here are top 10 tips to handle rejection.
10. Acknowledge Rejection:
Always remember that whatever is happening to you is happening to million other in this world, so you are not alone. A lot of people are rebuffed every day, but life doesn’t stop. By the end of the day you’ll have to accept the fact that in one or the other way, rejection will come to you and you can’t do anything about it. Learn your lessons from every rejection and don’t let it hamper your life.
9. Accept the Emotional Setback:
If you are feeling too bad about being rejected, don’t worry. Who doesn’t? But make sure you don’t let that sadness take its toll over you. Don’t bottle up your sadness. Cry, shout, get angry, but don’t bottle up your emotions. This is because bottling piles them up and you’ll feel disturbed till you’ve not vented out everything.
8. Think of the Good Things:
Okay, we understand that you are hopped into a sea of tears and humiliation, but to get out of it you’ll have to think of the good things. Think about the things that make you strong and feel better about yourself! How many times you’ve been genuinely appreciated for your work? How many times you’ve been rewarded for your great work? Many times, right! So get going.
7. Never say Never:
Many people firmly believe that such phrases are just meant for stories. But, the truth is – implementing them in our lives can actually make life easier and happier. No matter how many times you have been rejected, if life exists and so do you, there is plenty of room for new, better things to be part of it. Never sit back and hope things to get better on their own.
6. Analyze Rejection:
It is indeed very important to pay attention to the cause of rejection. It might not help you feel great, but will eliminate the chances of committing the same mistakes again. Never leave a place without knowing the reason behind your rejection. This will make you find an alternative way of doing the same thing.
5. Focus on the Next part:
Whatever has happened, has happened, you can’t change even a bit of it. But what you can have control over is what is going to happen in the future. It is better to concentrate on the things that you can actually control. You can be sad about the past, mourn over it, but that won’t help anything. It will just make you incapable of concentrating on your future.
4. Re-evaluate Your Expectations:
Were your expectations realistic? The amount of pain you feel after being rejected is directly proportional to the levels of your expectations. So many times, we make unrealistic expectations that are really hard to achieve. So make sure you are up against something achievable and realistic.
3. Deviate Yourself from It:
Believe it or not, but not thinking too much about rejection can help relax your mind. With a relaxed mind you can think clearly and rationally. Engage yourself in your favorite games, eat your favorite foods or go out with friends. All this can divert your mind to shut down against rejection for the time being.
2. Be More Focused On the Process:
For instance, your goal is to get your job and it’s the second time you’ve been rejected. Thinking about the end result alone will only make you feel anxious and disappointed. However, if you focus more on the process of getting your work done, you’ll remain more focused on doing things right.
1. Build A Constructive Attitude:
People, who handle rejection positively, have a healthy attitude towards it. It’s not always ‘the you’ who is reflected in a rejection, it can be other person’s bad mood or any other reasons too. You just have to be positive about everything that comes by.
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