Why the Fear of Rejection Overrides One’s Ability to Ask for What They Want or Need

Why the Fear of Rejection Overrides One’s Ability to Ask for What They Want or Need

In “The Terror of a No“, the ever-insightful School of Life addresses through animation by Simon Biggs, an all too common problem in which the fear of rejection so disables a person’s confidence that they cannot ask for what they want or need, leaving them lacking on so many fronts.

…not asking is not cost free. We are avoiding the pain of rejection; but we are settling for something that is more insidious and troubling: a lack of opportunity. Not asking life for something means implicitly asking it for something else, failure from the outset. And this is especially sad because life is so very short. What we should really be scared of is not a ‘no’, but of reaching our deathbeds unfulfilled. We should ask.

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See Also:

You’re Not Failing Enough, by Diane Paddison

It’s Good to Imagine Being Embarrassed by E. Zimmerman

Nay-Sayers and Failure on the Way to Success: Singer Elvis Presley

Best-Sellers Initially Rejected

Become More Resilient by Learning to Take Joy Seriously by Brad Stulberg

How People Learn to Become Resilient by Maria Konnikova

How Successful People Stay Calm by Travis Bradberry

Songs – Motivational and Encouraging (a list with embedded You Tube videos)

This Man Read 2000 Obituaries in a Year and Here’s What he Learned

Why the Best Success Stories Often Begin With Failure by Amy Crawford

Best-Sellers Initially Rejected

Forget Positive Thinking: This Is How To Actually Change Negative Thoughts For Success by M. Wilding

After 27 Rejections, Dr. Seuss Almost Burned His First Unpublished Book – But He Hung In There and Went on to Become a Best-Selling Author

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