In order to grow, we need to step out of our comfort zone. And why don’t we do it? Well one big reason are our fears. Especially in the social circumstances there is the strong fear called fear of rejection.
We humans are social creatures, we long for social connection. Most of the good stuff happens with other people like going to the moon or mars or playing in a rock band. Even better it is when we get to perform in a rock band in front of audiences. We long for social connection.
As an example: easiest way to meet new people and build connections is to open your mouth at every opportunity and say something. You could start small, but say something!
This is also very scary part that requires not only courage, but also something else to keep going. In how to develop courage I already outlined some tips to get more courage.
To keep going, we must see the rejection itself as part of the path, as it is. Babe Ruth said “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
Even more importantly he said “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from coming up to bat.”
Seeing the rejection as a process towards the success helps us to carry on and keep challenging ourselves to venture out to the uncomfort zone, slowly but surely. Without stepping in to the uncomfort zone, there is no growth and if there is no growth there is either stagnation or degradation, which are not really desirable options.
Facing the rejection not only can help us grow, it will.