How To Overcome The Fear Of Rejection

Personal Growth

Rejection is a part and parcel of life and happens with almost everyone, even with the most educated, well-traveled, highly successful people. Whenever you try something, there would always be the probability to encounter rejection, but that does not mean you should stop trying new things in life. Giving up due to the fear of rejection leads you to have a mediocre life.

Due to the fear of rejection, the worst thing most of the people do is nothing. They do not try to follow their heart and keep themselves away from what they really deserve in life. Fear of rejection affects not only your personal but your professional life as well. It hampers your growth as a person and makes your life difficult to live unless you handle the fear of rejection in a better way.

It is not the rejection itself but the possible consequences of rejection that makes people fear. However, through changing your perspective towards rejection and having a strong sense of self-worth, you can overcome the fear of rejection:


In life whatever happens is for the best. If you closely visualize any negative experiences, you will definitely find something positive happens only as a result of those negative experiences. That is why instead of fearing rejection and letting them hold you back, you should learn to accept it as a wake-up call and get going. Do not make a mistake of assuming rejection as a personal because it is not. Rejection is just an expression of someone's opinion.

Always keep in mind that if you go beyond your fear of rejection and follow your dream, the reward would be much bigger than the fear of rejection. On the other hand, if you are guided by the fear of rejection, it would be really difficult for you to go beyond your comfort zone and realize your dream of life. So change your perspective and refuse to let the fear of rejection keeps you trapped.


Often the fear of rejection based on the desire for seeking approval from other people, and that are the crux of the problem. It is the insecurity that raises the profound sense of self-doubt and uncertainty about self-worth and because of that the insecure people live in the constant fear of rejection. They do not have a sense of self-worth and doubt their own feelings, and that is why they based their self-esteem on others.

It is not the rejection that defines who you are as a person; it does not mean to affect your self-esteem. You are not what others think about you. If you have a sense of self-worth, you would never take the opinion of the other people personally and get influenced by it. On the other hand, if you based your self-esteem on other people opinion, you should analyze what if different people have a different opinion about you, then your self-worth keep on fluctuating.

That is why; you need to work on yourself to have a strong sense of self-worth that does not shake due to the rejection. Have faith in yourself, be genuine, always see yourself in a positive light, and keep moving forward in life for realization of certain fixed goal. Whether you face personal or professional rejection, do not give up; life is full of wonderful opportunity.

To conclude, just like any other fear, the easiest way to overcome fear of rejection is to put yourself in situations where you are at risk of being rejected. Overcoming fear of rejection does not happen overnight, you have to put in a persistent effort. Prepare yourself to accept the consequences of rejection and take it as a learning experience so that it can motivate you to follow your dream with a strong sense of self-worth and that in turn not only helps you to overcome the fear of rejection but also brings success and happiness in your life.