The fear of rejection is real. I understand this all too well. As I’m sure many of you can relate, I have lived too much of my life fearing rejection. Fear that the girl you like will say no. Fear the job you want to get will hire someone else. Fear the part you auditioned for will be given to someone else.
So what will we be prone to do? Answer no for them. “Why should I ask for that raise? They won’t give it to me.” Or “Why should I even try out for that team? They will just pick someone else.”
We’ll get to the point where instead of asking for that thing we want, we’ll just answer no for them. Then sit on our butts daydreaming of what might of been and maybe even resenting them for the no we answered for them.
This might be one of the biggest things that steals life from us! Stop it! Whether we fear it or not, life will be boring and uneventful if we don’t take any chances. If we don’t stop thinking negative and wonder for just a moment, What if they say yes? What if they give it to me? What if I get it?
Sometimes, to live a life that we want to live, we need to get off our butts, give fear the middle finger, and just go for it! Sure you might get rejected, but it’s not the end of the world (even though the fear tries to tell you that).
It may be cliche, but it’s a good mantra to live by – Live a life full of “oh well’s” instead of “what if’s”