THE ANTIDOTE FOR REJECTION
If I could sum up the antidote for rejection in one word, it would be ALTERNATIVES.
No, not positive thinking or optimism…. just ALTERNATIVES. Think about all the times you’ve felt rejected. It feels bad, but how bad does it feel really when you know you’ve got other alternatives to go after.
How bad would you feel if you got turned down for a date and you only had one name in your telephone book? Yeah, pretty darn terrible! But say you had a few or even a list of names to call, I think you’d simply say… “NEXT…!!”
I think the problem with people who find it hard to get out of rejection is that they have failed to prepare a Plan B or C or more. They hang their picture on one nail and when the nail loosens and falls, their picture breaks and they beat themselves up for it. Perhaps they were over-confident or over-optimistic … or just too focused to think of a contingency plan.
This week I was rejected by 3 organizations when I tried to propose a strategic alliance for my business. Frustrating? Hmmm… maybe! Pissed off? Kind of… But you know what? I have a list of 18 other organizations waiting for my call. So simply put… “NEXT!!”
How cool is that?
Another point is GRATITUDE. I’m grateful this week that 2 of my strategic alliance plans are underway. Yes, I got 3 rejections, but I got 2 successes. I’m grateful and it helps me attract more good things to be grateful for.
So now that you know the secret antidote for rejection, what are you going to do differently the next time you’re going after something in your business and life?
What proposals in your life must you create alternatives for?
What contigency plans must you create that you haven’t yet?
What are you grateful of already that can help keep you up when rejection strikes?
I share this secret antidote with you to help you bring more happiness and joy to your life. Live life to the fullest and with happiness. The more choices you have, the more freedom you have to choose how you want to create happiness in your life.
Digest the sharing, enjoy the application.
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