The header above may sound like a strange thing to say.Why would anyone want to view rejection as a catastrophe?The problem with trying to please everyone is that it is bound to fail. Whatever you do to get accepted by one person will inevitably lead you to get rejected by someone else.Aesop illustrates this timeless truth in his fable entitled .But if you asked four people in the next month and two people declined, then those two rejections would carry less weight.Second, every time you take steps to avoid rejection, you strengthen your fear just a bit more. When you avoid situations where you could be rejected, your anxiety about it goes down.How much is the fear of rejection holding you back in your dating life?How different would this part of your life be if you weren’t so afraid of being disliked by others?
The emotional pain of rejection can hurt you don’t have to be afraid of it.It’s part of human nature to want to avoid the things that you fear.When your fear is healthy and realistic, avoiding dangerous situations can keep you safe.But that’s not the same thing as getting your self-esteem wrapped up in the equation.This attitude can result in when taken to an extreme.
When you’re afraid of something, you naturally want to avoid it.