How to Cope with Criticism, Rejection & Hate
Criticism, rejection and hate are all things we have to deal with at one point or another in our careers, whatever they may be, and in our lives.
That’s why I thought it would be useful to share some tips to cope with these things and keep them from denting our will power.
First up is criticism. Like it or not, criticism is a part of every day life and it’s everywhere. It can be constructive and it can be harsh, but what’s important is that we learn how to accept it in a healthy way.
When we encounter criticism it’s important to determine if it’s constructive or if the person is just being rude or spiteful. Criticism can hurt, but you have to learn how to look at it objectively instead of getting defensive. If someone’s pointing out a flaw, lend your ears and take it under consideration; don’t take it personal.
What’s more, you should always be respectful; if the feedback is useful, say thanks, if it’s uncalled for, a smile can go a long way instead of arguing!
The most important thing to remember is that criticism is literally one person’s point of view, so it doesn’t represent your personal truths. Don’t allow other people’s opinions to make you doubt your strengths!
Now, let’s move on to rejection. The truth of the matter is that we’re not always going to get what we want, when we want it. That means we will have to accept rejection from time to time.
The first thing to keep in mind is that rejection should not be discouraging. The thing about failure is that it’s a matter of perspective; you can either be torn down by it, or you can see the experience for what it is and continue growing.
One of the many ways to cope with rejection is keeping several irons on the fire. Don’t put all your hopes into one opportunity; nurture as many as you can instead!
It’s also important to understand that rejection is not a reflection on who you are. People get turned down for many different reasons, so don’t take it personally and working on reaching your goals.
Another thing that’s unavoidable in life is hate. Some people will always find a reason to throw hate your way; sometimes it’s warranted and sometimes it’s not. When it is warranted, you should do your best to make amends.
But when it’s not warranted, you should do your best to protect yourself from all that negativity, which often stems from jealousy and envy.
First of all, get rid of toxic people in your life. They do nothing for you and they never will!
Second of all, remember that you can’t please everyone and that the most important opinion is your own and that of the people you trust. So, ignore the haters, and go on with your life.
Jealousy and envy are common causes of hate, and it’s important that you understand that because it goes to show that hate has nothing to do with you. It’s all about the person’s own insecurities.
So, don’t dwell on the negativity and continue working hard so you can prove all the haters wrong and show them that they can’t affect you!
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