Are you holding yourself back from living the life you’ve always dreamt in fear of rejection? If so, it is time to risk getting yourself out there just to initiate this character building experience!
Rejection as defined by the Encarta dictionary means a negative response. Most who are putting themselves out there daily interface with its wrath more times than not. And, because you really care about whatever you’ve applied yourself to, rejection is painful to embrace.
How can you find a silver lining in this unkind act?
Start by realizing that it is part of life. Yes, unfortunately, this response comes naturally to us. You may be hiding yourself from being its recipient while, at the same time, you’re dishing it out.
Anyone who has reached fame will tell you countless stories of the rejections they received as they made his or her way to fame.
According to Brainy Quotes.com, Jennifer Aniston once said, “I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, ‘Don’t you want to have a normal job and a normal family?’ I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.”
Had she listened the world would have went on without being able to appreciate her beautiful acting talent and she would have been miserable for not following her dream.
The bottom line is, you will get rejected because the odds are against you. If you take the time to understand the actual statistics, you’ll find much more appreciation for the process itself. But, if you let the odds stop you from what could have been, then you’ve empowered this horrible word.
It is essential you work to overcome your fear of rejection because, at some point, you will find your way through it and reach its counter, acceptance.
The key here though is that acceptance actually starts within. And, unless you’ve fully embraced your purpose with mind, body and spirit, others will feed on your uncertainty and. once again, you’ll face rejection.
Once you fully accept your part in life, it will overflow into the world in a way that others have no choice but to embrace.
Think of rejection as critique and utilize it to streamline your path and polish your perseverance. Realizing that, someday, when it is your time to shine, you’ll find the path through its ugliness, beyond the shadows and into the light of acceptance!
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