Most people usually fear rejection, but little do they know that such fear can help them become stronger.
Everyone has experienced rejection at some in their lives. Children face rejection when their parents tell them they can’t have a particular toy. Teenagers deal with rejection when they are not picked as members of the football team or the glee club. Those who are seeking employment face rejection when they are not hired.
The fear of rejection is human nature; people who face rejection usually feel humiliated and defeated. But acknowledging one’s fear of rejection is the first step to overcoming it. Learning to conquer rejection is best done by going out and approaching someone from across the bar, by taking one’s book and meeting different publishers, and by trying again after losing a sales pitch. “Test the waters,” as the saying goes. Conquering rejection entails facing the…
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