You may wonder why I would be writing about the topic of rejection on a blog devoted to helping people build and grow an online business. The answer is that I believe this topic is directly related to the success you can achieve in your business and in every area of your life.
Even if you think of yourself as shy, introverted, or sensitive, you can overcome any feelings you have about not being good enough to build a profitable online business. The goal is to take small steps each day that will bring you closer to that feeling of confidence about what you are doing.
I had always wanted to write, but early on was told that my writing was not any good. For years I carried the feeling of not being good enough in an area I cared about deeply. When I came online it was obvious to me that writing was going to be key in my business. By writing short articles and having them published by the article directories, I soon became confident in my ability to write well enough to run a successful business, so that fear of rejection disappeared. I’ve just finished my first book, so I’m glad I overcame this fear when I did.
When it came to public speaking I was also afraid of rejection. I couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to listen to what I had to say. By making an effort to speak in front of an audience as often as possible, I was able to overcome this fear and now look forward to speaking to groups around the country.
This does not happen overnight. If you have a fear of rejection in one area, it most likely carries over into other areas of your life. But it you face those fears head on, taking small steps to build your confidence day by day, your entire life will change. Celebrate the small victories (I always tell myself what a great job I did when I write another article or blog post, or when I give a presentation to a group) and set some goals for what you want to achieve. You are good enough to do whatever you want to do, in your business and in every area of your life.