If you’re human, you will experience rejection.
The question is how can you absorb the sting of being rejected?
- Don’t take rejection personally. That power remains with you. If you refuse to make the feeling of being rebuffed about you as a person, it is easier to prevent damage to your ego.
- Remind yourself that even the most successful and respected people have been rejected – some of them publicly. Steve Jobs had Apple Computer stolen away from him by the man he hired to run it. Jobs returned and until his death the rest is history.
- Being rejected and overcoming it makes you a better person to manage others because you are sensitive to it.
- Have the attitude of a baseball player who just struck out– I’ll do better next time.
Rejection is not permanent unless you choose to make it so.
It’s just a bump in the road that eventually makes you a better person for dealing with it and overcoming it.
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