3 Tips on accepting the “No’s” in life
In every stage of our lives, we constantly have to adapt to our surroundings, experiences, and the “no’s” we receive in life. Saying “no” can just be as hard as hearing “no”, but that should never stop you from understanding or digesting each situation. Whether you view it as a sign of rejection, obstacle, or a blessing in disguise, things can always be deemed unfair at that moment. Some will leave a mark darker than others, but I like to believe it becomes easier to manage with time.
So, where do we start? How do we overcome all of the hurt, negative encounters, and changes in our day-to-day lives? Well, it may look different for each person, but sometimes we are forced with the ultimatum to either cave in or do better, so let’s do it together.
Here are three ways
to deal with every
- While you are living your life with intention, you will see that in order to move forward you need to accept where you are now.
- Take time to reflect and learn the lesson at hand, what is this meant to teach you? What can you gain from this moment? How did this make you better?
2. Don't take everything personal
- Becoming more open-minded and not assuming that everything is directed towards us or that we are the problem can be the first step to understanding.
- Changing our mindset to focus on what we bring to the table and not allowing “no” to define who we are or where we are in life.
3. Finding new opportunities
- Let “no” be your motivation to work towards what you want in life.
- There is always room for growth. Working to become a better version of yourself or even more qualified in your areas of interest can help challenge yourself to go after more.
- Plan for the next opportunity and act on it. Figure out what steps you need to take to make it happen and take it day by day.
“If you want something different,
you must do different things.”
I think it is safe to say that all of us have been involved in opportunities, relationships, or life events where we have heard “no” way too many times. How we handle our no’s determine how we grow. It is ultimately up to us.