One of the most famous statements by renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow is that self-actualizers are “independent of the good opinion of other people.” Even though so many of us have heard Maslow’s or a similar statement, rejection continues to bring up our most negative emotions. How do we join the ranks of Maslow’s self-actualizers? This means you can decide to interpret rejection as evidence of someone’s perception rather than as evidence of your flawed nature.
We feel ashamed and inadequate, and wonder whether something is seriously wrong with us. The area rug that is beautiful to your best friend might be hideous to you, and that’s okay.
We can’t control what other people do, but what we do have a say in is how we behave and how we choose to respond to such rejection.
Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself.” ~Sonya Parker Hearing this word probably makes you think of not being good enough or not reaching certain standards.
As unpleasant as it is, rejection is part of life, and my life is no exception.
Dealing With the Immediate Aftermath Dealing With the Rejection Long-Term Handling Rejecting a Proposal Community Q&A Any kind of rejection, no matter if it's in love, your career, friends, a book proposal or anything else, is not something that should affect how happy you are.
Rejection doesn't feel great and sometimes it feels unfathomable but it shouldn't be something you permit to take away happiness from your life.
During the class, Jenner refuses to dance with any of the men, admitting she's well aware of her pop culture status and fears what her daughters would think of seeing her dance with the opposite gender.
For your consideration, here's an actual personal ad I saw recently in a local gay and lesbian newspaper: "Woof! his height and weight aren't proportional according to government guidelines. Rarely trims his nose hair until it's mistaken for a mustache.By maintaining these communities, we maintain the health of the larger organization.In order to do this, we strive to be accepted by our fellows. Through acceptance, we understand what we have to offer, and feel that we belong. What does rejection do to the human brain that so desperately needs to fit in?The boy I crushed on for months only wanted to be friends. Many literary agents thought my manuscript wasn’t a good fit for them.And eventually, I endured the ultimate form of rejection: The man who promised to be by my side till “death do us part” changed his mind.From being the last to be chosen to join the volleyball team to receiving a college admissions response in the dreaded “thin envelope,” I quickly learned that not everybody thought the highest of me.