Are You Afraid Of Rejection?

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This TED Talk by Jia Jiang brings us a humorous look at overcoming fear of rejection that holds back so many of us in all areas of life.

From school days…. right until you decide to let go!

At school were you always the last one to be picked for the sports team at school?  I was. (And there wasn't a Maths or English or Latin team where I could have shone instead!)

At work did you get passed over for promotions merely because you were afraid to put yourself forward?

When you started an online business, were you afraid to ask for the order / sign-up?

Overcoming Your Fear Of Rejection – TED Video

If you can relate to any of the above scenarios, watch the Ted Talk video below and learn how this engaging young man overcame his fear of rejection, and how you can too.

Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection. By seeking out rejection for 100 days — from asking a stranger to borrow $100 to requesting a “burger refill” at a restaurant — Jiang desensitized himself to the pain and shame that rejection often brings and, in the process, discovered that simply asking for what you want can open up possibilities where you expect to find dead ends. Jia Jiang's journey through rejection revealed a world hidden in plain sight, where people are much kinder than we imagine. Source: TED Talks

Jia Jiang described how he overcame the fear of rejection, but that's just one type of fear. Many people need to overcome other types of fear.

Here are some more general tips….

Tips For Overcoming Fear

Do the thing you fear the most, and the death of fear is certain - Mark Twain. Click To Tweet Don't let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen! Click To Tweet Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference - Winston Churchill Click To Tweet Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will. W Clement Stone Click To Tweet If you really want to do something you'll find a way. If you don't you'll find an excuse. Jim Rohn Click To Tweet It’s OKAY to be scared. It means you’re about to do something really, really brave. Mandy Hale Click To Tweet Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. Helen Keller Click To Tweet

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou 

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More quotes about overcoming fear

What Are Your Tips For Overcoming Fear Of Rejection?

Have you got a story to share about overcoming fear of rejection, or any other type of fear? How did it work out for you?