A honest talk about rejection as I work on building my brand.
Rejection is one of those negative experiences life seems to toss at us to keep things interesting. Only, instead of making things interesting, rejection often makes us feel bad about ourselves. At its most basic, rejection is the dismissal or refusal of an idea. It is synonymous with disapproval, negation, and elimination. It feels like a slap in the face—and it happens to everyone.
No one is immune to rejection, but some people do handle it better than others. Whether it creeps up in your work environment, home life, or social circles, it’s something we all have to cope with at different checkpoints in our lives. So how do we deal with rejection and move on? Here’s how to do just that.