Deal with rejection is what we all do. This feeling of self-pity and disappointment is very familiar to us all.
Most of the time we just let it destroying it from inside out. Because we are seeing rejection as failure, we feel like failures.
So we did not get that job or that house or that salary. Yet we fail to marry or become in love or have a sexy body. Also, we are not successful without a career and property.
Rejection comes from others but we do reject ourselves without even realizing it. Hence we see ourselves as small because we do not fit the norms.
Although these social requirements are expired, the times are changing too slowly. Therefore we are to live in our time with taboo and prejudice.
Our society is very often drawing us in judgment and leaving us without joy. Because people know what we can not do but they rarely know what we can do.
Yet we often believe them without questioning their qualifications to become judges in our own lives.
So if we can only change them slowly the biggest changes can be made within. We can deal with rejection by changing our own mindset.
From my own experience as a scientist, I deal with rejection almost every single day. Hence I really needed to find ways to deal with rejection so it does not consume me.
Therefore I am giving you my personal advice on this episode on how to deal with rejection, from a scientist’s view. Here are my three attitudes I have in my life that make a big difference in my own sanity.
Scientists are very stressful creatures because rejections are like rain in their lives. This comes from getting a position, to get funds, and to do the research.
But even if you are not doing research, it is a similar situation on almost whatever you do as a scientist. Therefore I am sharing with you my story of getting beyond rejections and finding peace.
Always remember not to take it personally. Learn from it and do better next time.
If you are dealing with rejection, I will love to read it below. Remember your story may help someone else.
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With love…for science,