Afraid of Rejection? Here are 6 Tips to Help You Overcome

Have you ever been rejected?

Many people have experienced some kind of rejection and it changed how they feel about themselves and the world. Some were deeply hurt, while others remain crippled by the fear of being rejected again.

If you are one of those people, this article is for you!

Check out these 6 practical tips to help you conquer your fear of rejection, from inspirational speaker and Beyond Small Talk guest, Carl Pascua.

Tip #1: Know that it is normal to be rejected

Rejection comes in many forms. It could be as big as being turned down for a dream job or as “mild” as a friend putting you on “seen” when you invited them to hang out.

You see, people will experience rejection at least once in their lifetime. Rejection hurts, it’s almost inevitable. But accepting that rejection is part of life will help you deal with it.

Tip #2: Understand that fear of rejection will limit you 

In an interview with NBC News, social and personality psychologist Mark Leary says concern with rejection is normal. However, the fear of rejection might prevent you from seizing good opportunities.

“But being excessively worried about it — to the point that we do not do things that might benefit us — can compromise the quality of our life,” he warned.

Don’t allow the fear of rejection to stop you from doing new things, taking risks, or chasing your dreams. If you are too scared of what other people might think of you, you might want to ask yourself: “Whose life am I living?”

Tip #3: Learn self-affirmation 

No one can ever invalidate you if you have already validated yourself.

That is one of the reasons why positive self-affirmations are important. Inspired by Claude Steele’s Self-Affirmation Theory, self-affirmations are phrases or statements that you repeat to yourself, to restore self-regard and help you overcome negative thoughts.

So whenever you feel like you’re caught up in negative self-talk or struggling with fear of rejection, list down the positive affirmations to encourage yourself. As a start, take a deep breath and tell yourself:

I am free from fear of rejection! 

“I accept rejection with a positive mind.” 

“I accept myself no matter how others may think. I am worthy and loved!” 

Tip #4: Have a support group 

Simply put, surround yourself with people who will encourage you and love you enough to tell you which areas in your life need improvement. 

As Carl suggests, “It’s important to have a group who can motivate us and can be honest about what we can improve about ourselves.”

Tip #5: Take rejection as an opportunity for growth. 

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

Instead of wallowing in sadness, see rejections as redirection or an opportunity for growthRemember, you have the power to turn that seemingly negative experience into a positive one.

Ask yourself, “Is there something that I need to improve? “What does God want me to learn from this rejection?” Nobody is perfect, but everybody can grow!

Tip #6: Hold on to Someone bigger and greater 

The idea of rejection doesn’t have to hold you back, because God’s got your back.

If we see ourselves as small and inadequatewe can hold on to Someone powerful and greater – and that is our Creator. No matter what other people think of me and my abilities, I believe that God is sovereign over all, Carl affirms.

Whenever the fear of rejection creeps in, praise God for who He is and who He made you to be.

Praise God that you are loved!

You are worthy!

You are special!

You are God’s masterpiece!

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14 NIV)

Are you struggling to overcome your fear of rejection? Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and we would love to pray for you.

Don’t miss out on the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this coming Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel! 


  • mylene salem

    I feel rejected by my husband who he is now saying taht he doesn’t live me and want a divorce. I feel rejected and also feel sorry dor my kids. i’m asking for your prayers for my husband to heal his heart and bring him back to our family..

    • Hi Mylene, we are so sorry to hear about what you are going through but we are here to pray for you and your children, that God would heal all the pain in your heart. May He embrace and comfort you with His loving arms. We pray for your husband that his heart may be soften and repent to our Lord Jesus Christ. May the Lord bring him back to Him and have true repentance. May his heart be touched by the Holy Spirit to become the husband and father God designed him to be. Praying also that God would change the mind of your husband about divorce and may God preserve your marriage. Let’s continue to bring this to the Lord and have faith that He is our powerful God who is total control of everything. Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. We would like to pray for you again, please call us anytime at 8-7370700, or through viber number 0949-888-8001 or Skype the700clubasia. You may also send us a PM through our Facebook messenger, or email us at Blessings to you and your family.

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