Ever noticed how being turned down stop some people from trying again, while others bounce back from rejection stronger than before? Everyone experiences the Sting of rejection but mentally strong people use that pain to grow strong and become better. Whether you were excluded from a social engagement or you are passed up for a promotion rejection hurts. The way you choose to respond to rejection, however, could determine the entire cost of your future. Tere are five ways mentally strong people overcome rejection.
1.They acknowledge their emotions.
Rather than Suppress, ignore, or deny the pain mentally strong people acknowledge their emotion. They admit when they are embarrassed, sad, disappointed or discouraged. They have confidence in the ability to deal with uncomfortable emotions held on, which is essential to coping with their discomfort in a healthy manner. Whether you have been stood up by date or turned down from promotion, rejection stings. Trying to minimise the pain by convincing yourself or someone else it was no big deal will only prolong your pain. The best way to deal with uncomfortable emotions is to face them head-on.
2.They view rejection as evidence they are pushing the limits.
Mentally strong people know that rejection serves as prove that they are living life to the fullest. They expect to be rejected sometimes and they are not afraid to go for it even when they suspect it may be a long shot. If you never get rejected, you may be leaving too far inside your comfort zone. You can't be sure you're pushing yourself to your limits untill you get turned down every now and then. When you get rejected for project, passed up for Job ,written down by a friend, you will know you're putting yourself out there.
3.They treat themselves with compassion.
Rather than think, "you're so stupid for thinking you could do that, "mentally strong people treat themselves with compassion. They respond to negative self-talk with a kinder, more affirming message. Whether you got dumbed by a long time love or blindsided by recent firings, beating yourself up will only keep you down. Speak to yourself like a trusted friend. Drown out your harsh inner critic by repeating helpful mantras that will keep you mentally strong.
4.They refuse to let rejection define them.
Mentally strong people don't make sweeping generalization when they are rejected. If one company turns them down for job they don't declare themselves incompetent. Or if they they get rejected by single love interest, they don't conclude the unlovable. They keep rejection in proper perspective.
5. The learn from rejection.
Mentally strong people ask themselves, "what did I gain from this? "so they can learn from rejection. Rather than simply tolerate the pain, they turn it into opportunity for self-growth. With each rejection, they grow stronger and become better. whether you learn about areas in your life that needs improvement, or simply recognize that being turned down even the awful as imagined rejection can be a good teacher. Use rejection is an opportunity to move forward with more wisdom.
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