My opinion is not the end all be all. These are my own thoughts and experiences and this is what I have to say about them.
I was sitting in front of my computer just two days ago, staring at the keys of my laptop, trying to think of something to write. I had nothing. This week has been an interesting one, that’s for sure. I’ve had to relive events and come in contact with people that I had put out of my life on purpose and having to experience them all over again has brought back some of the worst anxiety and panic attacks I’ve ever had. I’d love to offer advice on how to get rid of these feelings but really, I have nothing.
All I can do is tell you what I do in those instances. I wait it out, exercise as much as possible, and let myself cry when I need to. I’m not big on emotions, I’m usually one of those people that bottles everything inside and avoids letting people in or know what I’m thinking. I put others before myself to the point of where I usually end up hurting myself over it. And as much as I’ve tried to stop doing this, I can’t. It’s exhausting. Another side effect of all of this is my god awful habit of overthinking. I overthink to the point of paralysis. That part is pretty shitty too.
Anyway, let’s get into the whole point of this post. Rejection. It’s something I’m pretty sure everyone fears and yet it’s such a simple thing. Really, rejection is pretty harmless. You either get yes or no. And most of the time you end up fine even if things don’t go with the positive answer. Yet, we still fear it. A lot of people will straight up avoid it, myself included. I’ve come so close to doing so many amazing things and then when I get to the point where the rejection hits, I avoid it. I leave the project, job, or opportunity. And later, I regret it. Big time.
This also ties a lot into confidence and being secure in who you are, which is something I’m still working on. But what I’ve found is that once you’ve faced rejection a number of times it get’s easier to be rejected again later. So my advice to those of you that are afraid of rejection, run straight towards it. Don’t fear it, welcome it. Try to be rejected everyday if you can. You’ll build confidence, experience new things, and hey, you might even get a yes every here and there.