I spend a lot of time being scared of rejection, both in my writing life and in my not-writing life. The choice of pain of rejection vs. pain of mediocrity–well, I can tell you, my doves, mediocrity is worse. Don’t be like me. Fear is the mind killer.
Rejection sucks. There is no other way of saying it. Of course, the clincher is that rejection is not only part of life, but it is a necessary ingredient to the life well-lived. But, how do we handle rejection in a way that is constructive? A lot of how we handle rejection stems from how we view rejection.
I have a saying: If we aren’t failing, then we aren’t doing anything interesting.Of course, there are those individuals out there who will never suffer from rejection, but they never try. These people never dare and never step out of the comfort zone. Thus, I suppose all of us face a choice daily—pain of rejection or pain of mediocrity.
Either way, there will be pain.
A Closer Look at Rejection
How many of you applied for a dream job? Went on a first date with someone you were CRAZY about? Entered…
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