Not getting any responses from all those job applications? Didn’t get a call for the second date? Getting hung up on all those sales pitches? The most annoying part of life is the NO’s always come in crowds and YES’s come by themselves.
Don’t get dejected. You’re awesome! Here are some ways to keep that in mind when the world doesn’t necessarily agree.
1. Don’t take it personally
Realize the person saying no is just that–a person. They might be having a bad day, or feeling particularly finicky. A failure or a rejection is not a reflection upon your self worth, but upon the situational constraints of that particular time. Don’t be so hard on yourself.
2. Happy lists are useful for creating a self-sustaining source of optimism
At our company we all have a collection of ten things that unequivocally brighten our days, which our colleagues can surprise us with…
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