No, Right Now
This weekend I was talking to a dear friend and she asked me what the biggest roadblock my clients have and I said that it is fear of failure/rejection. I talked about how I see people killing ideas and dreams before they even try because they are convinced it will never work and they are fearful of being rejected. And she said something that really resonated with me. “Rejection means no, right now.” I loved that. It doesn’t mean forever. It doesn’t mean it won’t change. It doesn’t mean things won’t change. I remember being introduced to my husband ten times before he remembered who I was. Meanwhile I had a crush on him the whole time and he didn’t have a clue who I was, even after meeting me ten times! Rejection meant no, right now.
I always think about what the world would be like if people weren’t afraid of failure/rejection. What amazing things would people go on to accomplish? Instead we stay in the safe zone where it’s comfortable and we plug along. But what if we took rejection as a “no, right now” and not as a reflection of who we are or who we aren’t? That things change, people change, times change. So, get back out there, something is waiting for you.