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Rejection happens to everyone all the time and no one likes it. A particular event of rejection creates and triggers a lot of emotions that leave us feeling very vulnerable. Some people bounce back quickly after experiencing rejection while others seem to take a lot longer to get over extreme sadness, find peace and recover mentally and emotionally.

 


“Rejection can disappoint you, depress you and may even stop you in your tracks. Learn not to take rejection so personally. If you're honest with yourself and believe in your work, others will too.”



― Bev Jozwiak



Deal with rejection in a healthy manner

 

We naturally want to avoid distressing situations at all costs so it's just normal for us to protect ourselves after suffering from rejection. We get so traumatised and we tend to let fear and anxiety consume us. But even though it hurts so bad, it’s really important for us to undergo the stages of grief after being rejected to be able to fully deal with it the healthy way.




“Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don't base your self-esteem on their opinions.”



― Harvey Mackay



What are your core beliefs? Studies show that our beliefs contribute to how we react to painful rejection. To establish core belief system, start by doing regular daily reflection because it helps a lot in shifting to a mindset that focuses more on growth and personality development. Also give yourself positive affirmations everyday as a reminder of your self-worth. This will surely give you enough strength to cope in case you would be rejected again in the future.

 


“It is necessary to put yourself out for rejection, and accept that you will be rejected.”



― Robert Genn



You may hear others say to you “Hang in there! It’s not the end of the world.” Although you would think that it’s easier said than done because they don’t have any idea what you’re going through but never let negative feelings get the best of you. Just take all the advice you can get. Always remember that your feelings are only temporary - may it be anger, sadness and self-pity. Have the courage to move forward, knowing that you have learned valuable lessons from this experience.




“A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.”



― Bo Bennett




“Do not waste yourself in rejection; do not bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.”



― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 


 

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First impressions matter a lot because how people see you today can affect your future networks. A positive first experience with you could lead to a job offer you've always wanted, a winning pitch for a project you've worked on for months, and the gaining of trust that increases your credibility to anyone you meet in your personal and professional life.

 


“A good first impression can work wonders.”




― J. K. Rowling




“Go out of your way to make an outstanding first impression.”




― Robert Cheeke

 

It only takes a few nanoseconds to make a positive impression so it’s important to make it count. Although it could be difficult to change an impression once it has been made, it's still possible for you to correct the way people see you. However, the first impression influences all other impressions that follow. So when you want to be perceived in a certain way, you need to double or even triple your efforts to shake off the initial impression and make other people forget their original perception of you on your first encounter.

 


“First impressions are often the truest, as we find (not infrequently) to our cost, when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or studied actions. A man’s look is the work of years; it is stamped on his countenance by the events of his whole life, nay, more, by the hand of nature, and it is not to be got rid of easily.”




― William Hazlitt

 

Strong leaders who usually show a dynamic, confident, strong, and friendly personality are the types of leaders that can effortlessly influence their followers. This is due to the fact that one’s ability to affect others’ lives depend on how they are perceived. People are naturally drawn to them because they present themselves very well, demonstrate inspiration, motivation and encouragement. They can easily earn trust and respect. These positive qualities are like magnets that attract the attention of people and they also eventually develop the inclination to become like them.

 


“A firm, hearty handshake gives a good first impression, and you'll never be forgiven if you don't live up to it.”




― P. J. O'Rourke

 


“Life is a first impression. You get one shot at it. Make it everlasting.”




― J.R. Rim

 

 

Whenever you see an opportunity for you to showcase your abilities and talents, grab it. When you want to make a very good impression, try to present yourself in a manner that makes you unforgettable while still being authentic at the same time. When you think you’ve failed to make a good impression, don’t worry. Nothing is set in stone so you’ll get another chance and make sure to get it right the second time around.

 


 

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Throughout our lives, we might have given and received thousands of advice over the years. Can you recall the best piece of advice that you have received and have given to others? Sometimes we take the advice when we think we can benefit from it, and other times, well, we just simply do the opposite.

 


“As you get older, you grow and mature, and that should never stop. As soon as you stop growing, you're done living. I'll always be growing, forever learning, forever taking in advice from people I deeply respect.”




― Odell Beckham, Jr.



Seek advice from mentors and choose your mentors wisely. When we were young, our first advisors were our parents or guardians. When we started to attend school, we spend most of our time with our friends and teachers, so our decisions are often influenced by them. However, there should also be a time when we should choose who to approach to ask for good insights and that's where our mentors come in.

 


“Mentors don't just have to be people who are older or more experienced than you are. Mentors are people who really care about you, know you, and want to offer feedback and advice to help you grow.”




― Jennifer Hyman



The Unsolicited Advice

 

When others hear about your problems, sometimes they would be compelled to give you advice even if you didn't ask for it. How do you react to unsolicited advice? If you receive suggestions from others, it’s best to keep in mind that they should be taken with a grain of salt. Try to keep an open mind and see the positive side of things. Besides, most of the people who offer support genuinely mean well anyway. This might sound tough, but instead of feeling offended and defensive, it’s a lot better to listen. Politely acknowledge the advice. Showing kindness and appreciation can definitely go a long way.

 


“Be true to yourself, stay focused and stay you, take advice from other folks, use what you can, but never mind what is not for you. For the most part, trust yourself and believe in what you are doing.”




― Taalib Johnson



The Advice with Criticism

 

When you get unsolicited advice, some of them may contain criticisms. While the comment might feel like a punch in the face, constructive feedback can also be beneficial. When others point to us our weaknesses, they are actually giving us the opportunity to develop and improve ourselves. Yes, it’s really hard to hear criticism but when we learn to handle them the right way, we could accept and use them to our advantage. Take note of the most important lessons learned.

 


“It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.”




― Aeschylus



Know that in the end, you are the one who have the power to take action. You can reflect upon the suggestions you hear from others. Filter the advice you get. When you feel that they are already crossing the boundaries, don’t be afraid to speak up and say that you appreciate their thoughts but unfortunately, it just doesn't apply to you then move on.

 


“People are full of great advice... Professors, parents, friends mean well... But in the end, the person driving this thing called life is you. Listen to you. Spend time being alone. Learn your worth. Dream. And never forget where you came from.”




― Brooke Baldwin

 

 


 

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In this complicated world, it’s easy for our minds to get tainted by the various sources that surround us. It’s also very common for us to fall into the trap of being influenced and dictated by mainstream society. As a result, we develop inadmissible habits that interrupt our growth and development and give us a hard time to overcome habitual skepticism. For us to reach our goals and succeed at a much greater rate, it’s very critical for us to integrate values to gracefully navigate through life.

 

What’s in Your Core?

 

Examine yourself. What are your beliefs? What are your aspirations? Have you discovered your purpose? If your answer is no, then now is the perfect time to explore and discern your core! We are all unique individuals, so each of us would have completely different answers to these questions. Values formation has a strong correlation to success and happiness. So the more you know what your driving force is, the closer you are in defining what core values you need to help get you a step closer towards attaining your goals.

 


“Our core values and business ethics will always be paramount in all that we do, and we are always looking to do the right thing and settle claims fairly and accurately.”




― Tricia Griffith



How are core values formed?

 

There are hundreds of values formed based on an individual’s desired self-image. However, it’s important for us to understand that values are not chosen. The very core values are not merely selected from a list of these personal values - they need to be discovered. We all need to go through a certain process of thorough evaluation in order for these values to be revealed to us. When the time comes, we will eventually be well-aware of the values that truly represent our core essence. We need to fully acknowledge and live by them consistently on a daily basis, otherwise, we might feel lost and live an incongruent life.

 

How do core values help?

 

Your values help you make sound decisions. Decision-making can be a little tough sometimes, and each decision entails certain consequences. We have the freedom to pursue our goals in life and to exercise control over things that are significant to us, so we need to be more mindful and use this freedom the right way. Also, knowing what key values to priorities will also help in driving your thoughts and decisions and not be sidetracked. 

 

When you apply for a job, you will be assessed in a certain way that enables the employer or hiring manager to look at your personal and professional background in light of the organisation’s principles. This helps them determine if you will be a good fit for the job and the organisation. And when you finally get the job, use your personal values in the workplace, aside from abiding by your organisation’s core values. They can definitely be aligned for the purpose of reaching your peak performance at work!

 


“With the right people, culture, and values, you can accomplish great things.”




― Tricia Griffith



Get out of your comfort zone and disrupt some patterns if you have to! The journey to discovering and sticking to values requires serious effort. Finding out core values is one thing, and reaffirming them is another. So keep your focus! Have faith in yourself. Allow your core values to guide you. Try your best not to drift away from the goals you’ve set and you will certainly achieve a sense of contentment and fulfillment in life.

 


“Live your days on the positive side of life, in tune with your most treasured values. And in each moment you'll have much to live for.”




― Ralph Marston




“Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.”




― Brian Tracy




“Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.”




― Ayn Rand

 

 

Here is a list of core values that can be used as a reference:

 

Acceptance

Accountability

Accuracy

Altruism

Ambition

Assertiveness

Balance

Bravery

Calm

Certainty

Challenge

Charity

Clear

Commitment

Communication

Competence

Concentration

Confidence

Contribution

Control

Conviction

Courage

Courtesy

Credibility

Dependability

Determination

Development

Drive

Effectiveness

Efficiency

Endurance

Equality

Ethical

Experience

Fairness

Family

Focus

Foresight

Freedom

Generosity

Giving

Goodness

Gratitude

Growth

Happiness

Harmony

Health

Honesty

Hope

Humility

Imagination

Independence

Individuality

Innovation

Intelligence

Intensity

Intuitive

Justice

Kindness

Knowledge

Leadership

Learning

Logic

Mastery

Maturity

Meaning

Optimism

Order

Originality

Peace

Patience

Performance

 


 

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Dealing with setbacks is a part of life, however, no one is ever immune to it. No matter how many times we go through difficulties and eventually overcome them, they can still get to us sometimes. When morale is down and emotions are high after experiencing multiple failures and disappointments, You might find it hard to survive, recover and learn important lessons during the really tough times.

 

Take note of these tips to help you bounce back from any setback:

 

Crisis management

 

A Crisis can be anything such as having negative feelings, disasters via natural causes, health issues, family problems, professional and personal matters, so on and so forth. It could be hard to think straight under extreme circumstances. What do we do to fearlessly conquer any crisis? Devise a plan! There are a lot of proactive steps you can take whenever things get awry. Read the blog post Be Prepared For Anything for more insightful advice.

 

Find out the cause of the setback

 

It’s better to find the cause of the setback during the early stages rather than waiting until it has grown and escalated. Look for the early warning signs then nip it in the bud *before things get out of hand. 

 

Don’t be afraid to try again. 

 

You were confident that you were making so much progress but something happened and you seem to have come up against a brick wall. You get angry and frustrated and resort to band-aid solutions. Sure it can get you far, but not enough to get out of the sticky situation. When you’ve reached the point where you realise that there is nothing much you can do about it, consider starting from square one. Make adjustments to your strategy if you have to. The lessons you’ve learned from your previous experience will help you perform much better the next time around.

 


“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.”




― Gever Tulley




“The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.”




― Ralph Marston




“I think that life is difficult. People have challenges. Family members get sick, people get older, you don't always get the job or the promotion that you want. You have conflicts in your life. And really, life is about your resilience and your ability to go through your life and all of the ups and downs with a positive attitude.”




― Jennifer Hyman




“Striving for success is healthy - but believing you need to succeed the first time around may backfire. Mentally strong people believe failure is part of the process toward a long journey to success. By viewing failure as a temporary setback, they're able to bounce back and move forward with ease.”




― Amy Morin




“Every setback means you're one step closer to seeing the dream come to pass.”




― Joel Osteen




 

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