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Bounce Back From Rejection

 
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At some point in your life you will experience rejection – whether that be personal or professional.  It can be difficult to bounce back from rejection but with these simple tips you’ll be back and ambitious as ever!

Whether it’s rejection from a new opportunity or rejection from a deal, it’s a blessing in disguise – don’t see rejection as a fail, see it as not being the right fit for you at this moment in time.

They key to overcoming rejection is to learn from mistakes and carry on, however here are a few extra tips on getting over rejection.

1.       Have a goal

If you have goals and know where you want to be nothing can stop you! Yes, you may experience hurdles along the way, but no amount of rejection can stop you from getting to where you want to be. It’s a matter of hard work and the right time.

2.       Be positive

Keep a positive mental attitude! Don’t let rejection demotivate you – learn from the situation, make the right changes and get back on track. Wallowing is self-pity will get you nowhere – stay positive and keep working towards where you want to be.

3.       Don’t take it personally

Rejection is not a measurement of your self-worth. When someone rejects you it’s because you weren’t right for them or the role you applied for isn’t the right fit.

4.       Don’t overthink

Don’t torture yourself over what you could have done differently. Being rejected is almost always the pathway for something bigger and better!

If the door doesn’t open – it’s not your door! Remember these 4 tips:

  • You can be the best and still not get selected

  • If you were rejected it wasn’t meant for you

  • Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth

  • Keep going!