“Sorry, you did not pass.”
“You’re not qualified.”
Words that we’ve heard not just once but many times. Words that hurt our feelings. Words that have discouraged us. Words that have crushed our hopes. Words that made us believe that we are not enough.
The fact of life is that rejection is and will always be a part of it. From dating to job opportunities, we face rejection on a near daily basis.
For many, accepting rejection can be difficult. It causes pain, becomes bothersome, and can even make you feel uneasy. Some of us are constantly rejected yet still manage to carry on and keep going. They are able to pick themselves up and go on their journey back.
So what can we do when it comes to rejections?
We’re sharing encouraging tips to help you deal with rejection.
ALLOW YOURSELF TO CRY
Endorphins, also known as oxytocin, and endogenous opioids, are released when you cry. Endorphins can help relieve pain, and reduce stress. It's okay to cry every now and then. This allows you to feel, accept, and understand the emotions you are experiencing. You are a social creature who goes through strong emotions daily. Crying is more than just letting go of your feelings. Crying is sometimes a signal that you need more support.
LEARN TO TAKE RISKS
Here’s the truth — it's normal to feel bad after rejection. It typically sticks with you for a while. Rather than being stuck in that feeling, it's essential to explore new ways to work with it. Rejection is a part of everyday life, but it does not define who you are as a person. Continue to take risks.
SEE REJECTION AS A STEPPING STONE
Rejections pave the way for new opportunities in your life. It points the way to patterns, attitudes, and ideas that can be improved. Make use of rejection as a life lesson. Experience is the greatest life lesson and sometimes we learn it a hard way. Rejection means you're learning something new.
REMEMBER THAT REJECTION IS PART OF LIFE
Rejection is a normal part of life – everyone has encountered it at one point or another. Identify what really frightens you about rejection and work out on it. Find your support system. Ask them and tell them what you feel after being rejected. It will help a lot to lessen your fears and worries. Your support system always has your back and will encourage you.
One of the most essential things to keep in mind when dealing with rejection is that your journey is bigger than just that single rejection. Always remember that there are people who look up to you and admire your strength and boldness. When you're rejected for a date or the job you applied for, keep in mind that rejection happens to everyone. Don’t let rejection stop you from the things you want to pursue.