Everyone has experienced rejection at some point in their life, but not everyone has recovered. Have you properly dealt with and recovered from the rejection in your life?
Symptoms of Rejection
1. Rebellion in both children and adults
2. Fabricated personalities (being somebody you aren't, in order to be accepted)
3. The tendency to reject others, so that you aren't the first one to be rejected.
4. A tendency to always wonder if a person rejects or accepts you.
5. The need to fit in or be accepted by others and be a part of everything
6. Self-pity where a person feels bad for themselves being all alone
7. Inability to be corrected or receive constructive criticism
8. Rejection creates an environment where you are starved for love or just don't fit in
9. A sense of pride that says, "How dare they reject me!"
10. Opinionated personality and the need to be right about things
11. Feelings of worthlessness, insecurity, or hopelessness
12. Seeking a parent's approval is a sign that your basing your identity upon what they think of you
13. Envy, jealousy, and even hate can be rooted in rejection
14. Fear of confrontation (because your identity is based upon what they think of you)
15. Self-rejection is another piece to this puzzle. Self-rejection is where a person rejects them self. They do not like who they are. This can often lead to self-hate, self-resentment, etc. It is often tied in with self-unforgiveness, if the person has made mistakes in their life which they deeply regret. Just as it hurts when others reject us, it can do just as much damage when we reject ourselves.
Tips To Overcoming Rejection
1. Recognize that you are dealing with rejection
2. Change your thoughts about yourself, people, and situations
3. Speak positive affirmations over yourself
4. Get some help (coach, mentor, spiritual leader, etc)
Affirmations for Rejection
1. I am at peace.
2. I am loved.
3. I am worthy of dreaming big.
4. I am worthy of God’s best for my life.
5. I am kind to myself.
6. I speak to myself in a loving way.
7. I am self-ware.
8. I am open and receptive to constructive criticism.
9. I do not carry the spirit of offense.
10. I surround myself with people I love and trust. People who speak life into me, encourage me, and challenge me to be the best version of myself.
11. I build relationships with people who have a mutual desire to build.
12. I attract an abundance of every good thing God has for me: relationships, opportunities, financial stability, career success, love, and great health.
13. I do not allow past hurt or disappointments to prevent me from trying again.
14. I have qualities that are custom made and tailored just for me.
15. I bring something special to the table.
16. I add value to any room I’m in.
17. I am committed to working on my personal growth and development spiritually, mentally, emotionally, professionally, financially, and socially.
18. I do not chase any person or any opportunity. My opportunities and connections are authentic, and I attract them in an organic way.
I9. I have everything I need within me to build a life I love.
20. I seek guidance from my Heavenly Father on what that should look like.
21. I am beautiful. I am strong. I am smart. I am unique. I have something special within me that has been destined for specific opportunities and connections meant just for me.
22. What’s meant to be is already mine.
23. I trust the process and embrace my journey. Regardless of what I see right now in this present moment, I know that the best is yet to come. I celebrate each and every breakthrough right now. I look forward to looking back on this time with a heart full of gratitude and an eagerness for the things to come.
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