Have you ever worried about not being liked by other people or being rejected? If so, this episode is for you. We are going to talk about rejection and how you're going to bounce back from it better than ever. When's the last time you felt rejected? Was it from a partner, a friend, maybe a potential client?
Maybe the thought of rejection brings up memories of being picked last. Whether you label it as rejection or not, rejection is very common. I think it's one of people's biggest fears. Rejection is defined as the act of pushing someone or something away. Being rejected can make us feel like we aren't good enough.
We'll question ourselves or wonder what we need to change about ourselves to be accepted. It can actually feel painful. Researchers have actually found that the pain of rejection gives your brain the same signals as physical pain. Avoiding rejection can prevent us from following our dreams. That’s why today, I’m going to show how to avoid that fear by bouncing back better than before.
[02:54] Desperately seeking to avoid rejection at all costs can be a problem. The cost of showing up in the world in the way that your heart is begging you to do.
[03:34] Being in the background isn't an option for a dangerous woman.
[04:46] Have you noticed a time in your life when you felt rejected and then things turned out even better than you thought they would be because of the rejection? Such as a job opportunity that leads to an even better one.
[05:55] What if you decide that all things work together for your good? Always. Have the faith that it will eventually make sense.
[06:38] The next time you're feeling rejected, consider the source. All rejection is an amazing opportunity to really look at yourself, but not all rejection is a reason to try and change yourself.
[07:31] When someone's being intentionally cruel, you don't need to take in all the hate or change something about yourself.
[08:05] If you dismiss every rejection or every person who rejects you as a hater, you could miss some amazing growth opportunities.
[08:33] The second thing I want you to do is to be very kind, gentle, and loving with yourself. You don't want to get stuck in the wrongness. You want to create a positive growth opportunity.
[10:07] Being gentle, kind, and loving will give you the confidence you need to make any changes that will enable you to grow in your life.
[10:12] Do a reality check. Be real with yourself, because rejection is a part of life.
[10:44] Rejection is going to happen no matter what. Wouldn't you rather face rejection going in 100% on being you and fulfilling your biggest dreams? Who wants to suffer for something mediocre or less than?
[12:13] What would you stop avoiding if you didn't fear rejection? Take the time to reflect on rejections from your past that you still feel the pain from and see how you could use this as fuel.
Links and Resources:
Dr. Krystal Conner
Dr. Krystal Conner Instagram
Dangerous Woman Manifesto
The 4 Stages to Becoming a Dangerous Woman
Repurposing your Life