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“Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.”
In this week’s article I'd like to look back into the past.
Back to the time when I was single.
It was a period when I faced rejection a lot of the time.
Which was actually a step forward for me. Because before that I spent much of my time totally avoiding situations where I could be rejected.
But still, it hurt. So I needed to learn how to handle and get over rejection.
And today I'd like to share 9 habits and reminders that helped me with that and still helps me to this day when I get rejected in other situations.
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Don't wait. The time will never be just right.”
What makes dreams into reality?
I believe that perhaps the most important – and an often ignored – thing is simply taking action.
I used to be really bad at it when I was younger.
Back then I usually got stuck.
I got stuck in my dreams about what I wanted to do.
I got stuck in analysis paralysis due to my habit of overthinking things. I got stuck in procrastination and in pessimism.
“In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.”
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
Up here in Sweden the winter is dark, cold and often comes with a mix of rain and snow.
And spring is still far away.
It is not easy to keep the energy and optimism up like in the bright and warm summer days.
So today I'd like to share 6 habits I use that make it a lot easier to stay positive even throughout this dark and often grey season.