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In our group (IWSG) we tend to write a lot about rejection, especially pertaining to getting published. I’d like to try and look at it a different way today.
If you really stop and think about it, rejection is an everyday part of life. Handling rejection on many different levels is wired into us in very subtle ways. When you wake in the morning and see yourself in the mirror, your real self, not the one you put the face on for outside of your waking moment, do you accept or reject that look? Most of us just, “Oh, it’s you again,” and avoid the mirror till we get our makeup on, or at least brush our teeth and hair.
At work, we tend to be aware of those around us and whether or not they seem to judge us negatively or positively. Our senses heighten, antennae constantly moving to stay one step ahead of rejection of our selves, of our looks, of our speech, of the clothes we choose to wear.
So if we are constantly dealing with judgment and rejection almost every day of our lives, why should we let it get to us so much when it comes to our writing?
I decided a few months ago that I was tired of the rejection I gave myself when I looked into the mirror. I decided to try and change that “talk” in my head and greet myself with a “good morning” instead of the “Oh, it’s you again.” I must admit I fall down on the job every now and then, that it’s a work in progress. But I am persevering, giving myself positive energy instead of negative.
How about you? What is your self talk? Are you kind and loving to yourself, or do you not even have a mirror, to avoid that morning look?
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Go ahead, I encourage you to give yourself some positive feedback and see if that doesn’t help with the other “big” rejections life throws at you. After all, you are the only one who must live with you for the rest of your life. You might as well encourage your Self. Because we all know discouragement will find us, but the stronger we are inside, the harder it will be for rejection to take us down. That’s my theory anyway, and I like it!
And because I didn't get enough of co-hosting on the A to Z (LOL), I'm co-hosting here today on the IWSG along with the ever amazing Eva Solar, Melanie Schulz, and Stephen Tremp!
Don't hesitate to drop by their blogs and thank them for being on the Ninja's team!
Oh, and don't forget, The Blood, Boobs, and Carnage Blogfest
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Hosted by Alex and Heather Gardner.