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Rejection is tough, always is. To say otherwise would be ridiculous. I hate it, for sure, lol.
But continued Fear of Rejection is crippling, and of course, counterproductive. It's really a fear of failure, and loss: loss of prestige, pride, self-esteem, to name a few.
The best way to overcome it is to come to the realization that failing is just part of success; it isn't the opposite of success. It is essential for it.
You didn't learn how to walk by sitting and being safe. You learned it by getting up and trying to walk, falling down, then getting back up again, over and over and over, till you mastered it.
Life and business are no different than walking. Falling down hurts, for sure, but it's only Failure, if you don't get back up to try something else.
The best long-term strategy to deal with the fear of failure, I think, is to go after the very seed of all our fears: the Fear of Inadequacy. In other words, the Fear that we aren't good enough to succeed, or that we don't deserve success, or happiness, or whatever. That's a bunch of crap, but we all learn this early in life, from our parents, our siblings, our friends, and it's constantly reinforced during our lifetime by society. Nearly every advertisement ever designed is based on our Fear of Inadequacy. Think about it next time you see an ad, everytime you see them.
The way to beat this, over time, is a simple meditation technique that I put together by combining the best of two masters: Marisa Peer and Dr. Noah St. John.
Here it is:
If you want to know why this works, and it does, I talk about it in my book, _The End of Fear Itself, or you can read St. John's book, 'Afformations', and watch Marisa's awesome talk on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw3NyUMLh7Y
Hope that helps! If you want to talk more, we can continue the discussion here, or you can contact me through my website: www.stevebivans.com
Have a great one!