Professionally, fear holds people back in a variety of ways. It can make taking chances more complex, making workers less imaginative and creative. Because it's more difficult to connect when you're fearful, fear can also restrict the growth of professional connections - with employers, coworkers, and new clients.
The fear of rejection, in particular, may be crippling to your career. So, if you want to advance in your career, you must overcome your fear of rejection. Here's how you can get rid of it for good.
Recognize the advantages of making errors
It's understandable that making a mistake at work makes you feel bad. But don't get down on yourself or start clinging to the false hope of perfectionism in the hopes of never making another mistake. Accept that mistakes, disappointments, and even failures are inevitable in life. Better better, begin to see how making mistakes is necessary for advancement in your work. It teaches you what works and what doesn't when it comes to marketing.
You may be rejected in work, for example, by a potential client if you make a mistake. However, because you learned from your mistake, you may be able to land ten new clients in the future. You'll be far on your way to overcoming your fear if you can begin to see rejection as an opportunity to learn something new and useful.
Accept the fact that it is painful
When interviews go badly, it's sometimes partly your responsibility due to understandable factors such as anxiety, a lack of technical preparation, not getting enough sleep the night before, and so on.
However, more often than not, variables absolutely beyond your control influence the outcome of interviews.
When your interviewer is having a bad day, or when they only have one slot open and have already moved someone else through the interview process (even though you are just as qualified).
Or maybe they ask you that one data structure that you didn't study very thoroughly because the call connection isn't excellent and you can hardly hear what your interviewer just said over the phone, or maybe they ask you that one data structure that you didn't review very well by coincidence (even though you know the rest of the 90 percent inside and out).
Almost none of the interviews I've had, including the ones that led to job offers, went completely smoothly without any problems.
Tip: Try to get through your first few rejections as quickly as possible. Then you'll be free of your foolish fear of rejection!
Talk positively to yourself
Bringing criticism to oneself does not make you a great performer. It's okay to have flaws. Nobody is flawless and may lack certain skills. That doesn't mean you don't have the essential assets. You, too, must have certain benefits that you may have overlooked.
The fear of rejection can be crippling. When something doesn't go your way, it's natural to be disappointed. However, feeling like you're the letdown is a different matter. Failure does not imply that you are a failure. Yes, it's critical to go through your emotions. However, this does not imply that you should dwell on a negative self-image.
Don't be so concerned about being judged by others
Our minds are pretty strong. The fear of being rejected can sometimes be so intense that it paralyzes you. Because they're terrified of being assessed or abandoned, some people forgo applying for new jobs or even decline promotions.
Instead of obsessing over how others might see you, try to concentrate on how you might positively influence others. Consider what you can do to make your boss or a large client feel more relaxed and at ease if you have a meeting with them. It's a game-changer to focus on how you can improve someone else's mood and think rather than what they'll think of you.
It puts you in control of the interaction and makes you more active than passive. It can also assist you in breaking free from a self-critical perspective. If you want to conquer your fear of rejection, you must do so.
Face your Fear
Fear is a natural human emotion. Seek out friends or colleagues who will understand and encourage you. Also, remind yourself of your past victories. Then face your fear. Do what worries you, knowing that you have the tools and mindset to learn from whatever happens.
It's important to admit that you're afraid of failing. No matter how severe or frequent the problem is, having it will keep you from moving on in life.
Accepting the circumstance allows you to take remedial action to change it.
This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.
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