When the job interviewer turned you down, you didn’t get that lead role for the play, or when your ex boyfriend dumped you, you are suffering from the same feeling of rejection. Sometimes it is not the thought of leaving someone that hurts, but the concept that people do not like you. To get over this horrible state, here are ways of coping.
Accept That It’s Not You But The Situation
Do not take it personally. They aren’t rejecting you as a person but the circumstances in which you have encountered them. For example, you were turned down for the lead role. A role you have always dreamt of. Keep in mind that your acting or looks are not horrible. They might be looking for someone that would be a better fit for the role.
Improve On Your Skills and Talent
Even if you did well, there is always room for improvement. If you still feel down because you think that it is your ability to perform that went horribly wrong, then by all means, do some changes. It does not have to be drastic. A little tweak here and there will do. The point is you will be so much more confident after you have improved on that skill set.
Talk To Someone About It
Being rejected by anyone hurts. More often than not, it feels like a slap in the face, especially if the one who did the rejecting was close to you. That is why it is a good idea to talk to a friend about it. You can go on and on about how it tore you apart, and how you are so much better without them anyway. But after you have done that, proceed to the next step.
Move On With Your Life
There comes a point when you need to realize that you have to move on. Whether it is from an ex, a job you did not get, or an interest turned awry, you should have a clean break and go to another project.
Rejection is one of the hardest feeling you will encounter in life. Each person goes through this. You are not singled out. If they were able to get past this, so can you.