How do you take rejection? Do you get discouraged or challenged?
I always feel discouraged afterward and always take it personally, but it makes my skin stronger and tougher in the end
Ego always gets in the way. And that's a problem.
But awareness of ego and that it isn't me is a major part of the solution.
In college writing class, I was perhaps the most prolific in the class, always writing and submitting for the class to hear and critique. I knew that I needed to get the most feedback to get the most out of the class.
Rejection does tend to discourage. But it also toughens me up. Persistence is good, but you also have to know when to change and try something different. Persistently doing the wrong thing will never be successful. But sometimes you may be doing the right thing, but those who criticize don't know as much as they pretend to know. There are many success stories of best sellers making the rejection rounds through a dozen or more publishers before finding the right home.
The idea with feeling discouraged is to look at the feeling and become bigger than it. Create more of it (become cause rather than effect). Make a comedy about it. Visualize getting even; and then overdoing it (crashing planets together)! Things like this help to dislodge you from the frozen, deer in the headlights syndrome. This way, you can take a downer and turn it into an upper.
Let the energy you feel power your engine.
Rejection seems to fire me up...so I get challenged - I don't like messing up and when I do, I try to jump right back in and fix whatever it is that "broke". As I've gotten older I've realized that I can't fix everything and that's ok too. But at least I can try!
It does discourage me a lot !! Later it gets to a point when I sit and think about what i am losing, and then I question myself, if it was worth all that pain! Then is it that I get challenged !!!
Rejection to me means..someone chooses not to be/want to be any part of you..so WHY..would you even get discouraged or challenge yourself to force your self on such a person ? Life is too short to give rejection even a moment of precious time...so to sum it up..I take rejection with a grain of salt...and you should limit your sodium for health reasons...just my thoughts...thanks for asking...
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