I received an email a few days ago that was so compelling, I had to share it with all of you. My inbox is full of shiny objects to help with building a positive mindset, marketing tips, social media hacks, productivity tricks
This one got me…it was different!
We all face a lot of rejection every day in all sorts of ways. And running a business increases that potential rejection. For small businesses, each new sale, new client, new possibility, is exciting. But what happens before the excitement? How do we stay positive in a world of rejection?
Robert Middleton suggests the following thought changes to break up the negativity of rejection:
“When someone doesn’t return my phone call:
“Perhaps they’re busy right now. No big deal, I’ll try again later.”
When someone doesn’t show interest:
“Not everyone is going to be interested in what I have to offer. But there are other people who probably will be.”
When a particular strategy gets virtually no response:
“Oh, well, at least I know what doesn’t work. Time to try something different.” (Also known as the Thomas Edison mindset.)
When it seems to take forever to get something right:
“Well, I’m pretty new at this, what do I expect, overnight mastery? No, if I keep at it, I’ll get better and better over time.”
When what I’m doing feels boring, pointless, or hopeless:
“Let’s see how I can make this into a game and just do the best I can with what I’ve got. I’ll give it a fair chance to succeed.”
Adopting these kinds of perspectives tends to greatly reduce the frustration that commonly arises when your campaign goes sideways.
I’ve discovered that any and all difficulties arise, not from the situation itself, but from my thinking that things should be somehow different than what they actually are.”
The point is, your mindset is up to you. You can wallow in the negative, or realize that everyone else is just as busy, distracted, overwhelmed or off-kilter as you are. Just because you hear silence from your audience doesn’t mean you aren’t getting through.
The entire article written by Robert can be found HERE.
Interested in how I can help you stay positive? Contact me today to find out how I can help you regularly post to social media, market your business, or find ways to alleviate the bottle-necks that bog down your day.