#BrainFactMonday –Why Are We So Scared Of Rejection?
Posted on 5th February 2024
Why are we so fearful of rejection?
If 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗿𝗲𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 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 🧠 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 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁, but it surely feels like it is!😨 (that's why gossips about ourselves feel SOOO bad).
𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗠𝗘𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨
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 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗰𝘁, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 in most modern scenarios.
Use this awareness to face challenges, take risks, and pursue your goals – because your brain might be wired for survival, but you're built for resilience and growth! 💪🌱
#rejection #confidence #braininsights #resilience #feelthefearanddoitanyway