Getting Over the Fear of Rejection So You Can Move Forward in Life & Business
I was journaling about a fear that I believe many people have: the fear of rejection. This fear keeps many from taking action; it has kept me from taking action. The fear of rejection breeds procrastination; it'll give you some very convincing reasons why now is the best time to not take action toward a goal. This fear has crippled—if not completely destroyed—the dreams of many! I know it's working on mine.
As I prepare to transform Kansas City, Missouri with Bikini Mindset, I feel those same fears beginning to rear their ugly heads. Maybe you've heard them too...
• Who am I to think that I have what it takes to change the world?
• Why would anyone listen to me?
• They're going to think you're an idiot.
• They don't want to hear anything you have to say!
• Yeah, yeah; they've heard it all before—stop wasting their time.
As I'm writing, working to still those voices in my head, a loving voice manages to come through. I believe it is the voice of God. He gives me reassurance and instructions to act upon whenever I do face rejection, because He also made me realize that rejection isn't a probability, it is a certainty. People are going to reject my message regardless of how transforming is that message.
These instructions will calm that fear and allow me to continue taking action. I know I'm not the only one who could benefit from these instructions, so I'm sharing them with you now.
"Did They Just Reject Me?" Action Steps to Help You Through Your Fear of Rejection...
1. Know that rejection is going to happen and that it's okay. Rejection happens to everyone. Multi-millionaires with proven track records of success for their clients still get rejected. Jesus was rejected; He's still being rejected! Jesus didn't quit—neither should you. Keep going.
2. They're not saying "no" you; they're saying "no" to themselves—usually due to their own fear of failure and/or disappointment.
3. Don't let yourself become offended. Instead of thinking and feeling negative thoughts and feelings toward that person, pray instead for them—for their salvation and deliverance. Give thanks that you were able to meet them and speak with them.
4. Pray for yourself; for the power and strength to continue on because...
5. The NEXT person could say "YES!" Move forward with that mindset.
Basically the overall message I received was to just keep on going with the mindset that the next person will say yes and to continue to move forward, so that each person you come into contact with will have the opportunity to know what is complete freedom and transformation due to your service.