Fear of Rejection
Do you fear meeting people? I sure did.
For the first several years after my crash, meeting people was my biggest fear. Actually, meeting people wasn’t so bad, being rejected was my biggest fear.
Once I got to the point of being able to fully accept myself, despite my speech impairment, paralysis and other physical weaknesses, I realized that my fear of being rejected was ridiculous. Getting to the point of fully accepting my new reality set me free to have peace of mind and be spontaneously happy.
Now that I’ve overcome this and many other fears, I am amazed and slightly chagrined that it took me as long as it did to realize how ridiculous this fear was. My being afraid of meeting people was ridiculous for two reasons,
- the worst that can happen is that I will be rejected and end up with the same thing I had before meeting them, nothing.
- Their reaction to my disability says more about them than it does me.
Do Not Control!
If fear of things you can’t control keeps you from even trying, you have rejected yourself. You have controlled your own destiny. Controlling your own destiny through motivation and goal orientation can result in some worthwhile accomplishments.
However, controlling your destiny through fear can be destructive. Letting fear control the number or type of opportunities you experience is another way of limiting yourself. Live with No Limits.
Letting go of my need to control people’s reactions to me me set me free to enjoy life on life’s terms. Trusting God’s plan set me free to live at peace with myself and the world.
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