Coping with rejection is never easy. From the time of our caveman ancestors, they depended on being in the tribe to survive. Getting rejected or, worse, kicked out was likely a death sentence.
You don’t have those worries today, but your brain hasn’t changed. Your brain still responds to rejection with fear, depression, and putting yourself down.
I had a recent experience with it myself. I was writing for a new client, and they loved my blogs. Then they asked me to write a new type of project. I worked hard for over a month. I got outside feedback and felt it was good. Then, they canceled the project.
It was crushing as I really hoped for a long-term relationship with them. My brain froze, and I could hardly write anything for two days.
Then I used the three approaches below to move forward. Try them the next time you face rejection.