#BrainFactMonday โ€“Why Are We So Scared Of Rejection?

Posted on 5th February 2024

Why are we so fearful of rejection?

If ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป is preventing you from applying to deliver your dream TEDx Talk or going for that high-profile job, you must read this!

First of all, as humans, we ALL fear rejection. How come?

Once again... it's not "us", it's our brain ๐Ÿง  and this #BrainFactMonday will help you understand why rejection feels so bad and what to do about it.

The fear of rejection is a response rooted in our evolutionary history and tied to survival instincts. About 3000 years ago, without the support and protection from the tribe, animals would have made a feast of us.

A few thousand years later, we still function in the same way... being part of a community provides access to resources, protection, and support. Rejection from a social group may not be an existential ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜, but it surely feels like it is!๐Ÿ˜จ (that's why gossips about ourselves feel SOOO bad).

๐—ช๐—›๐—”๐—ง ๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—ง ๐— ๐—˜๐—”๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ

If you want to deliver that TEDx Talk or apply for that high-profile role: GO FOR IT! Recognize that the fear of rejection is a ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜, ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ in most modern scenarios.

Use this awareness to face challenges, take risks, and pursue your goals โ€“ because your brain might be wired for survival, but you're built for resilience and growth! ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒฑ

#rejection #confidence #braininsights #resilience #feelthefearanddoitanyway

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