We keep going back, stronger, not weaker, because we will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way. – Earl G. Graves

The fear of rejection is a problem for many entrepreneurs. It keeps them from making important phone calls, contacting potential customers, asking for help, staying in touch with their networks, and doing what needs to be done to grow a business.

It can be difficult to let go of your memory of rejection. This memory ignites the anticipation of future rejections. Your subconscious mind doesn’t differentiate between the real and the imagined, therefore, the anticipation of being rejected has the same effect (stress, anxiety, emotional unhappiness) on your mind and body as the real experience.

The fear of rejection is so paralyzing for some entrepreneurs that they give up on their dream and go back to doing what is familiar (even though they hate it) a regular job.

However, you can take back your power from this fear and short-circuit your fight or flight response with daily reminders and other effective tools that will help you to shift from fearful thoughts to a confident and courageous mindset. This will make it easier for you to do what’s necessary to grow your business.

Using Affirmations to Overcome the Fear of Rejection

But I’m an entrepreneur you say – I don’t see how this new age gibberish is going to help me in my business. I want to know about marketing, branding, search engine optimization, money management, measurable things, to help me grow my business and thrive. My  willpower will help me to overcome my fear of rejection, not some hocus-pocus affirmations.

Not so fast my entrepreneurial friend!

You use affirmations (repetitive thoughts/words) every day (They’re called negative self-talk.)  I don’t know why but negative affirmations are called negative self-talk, while positive affirmations are called “affirmations. I’m sure you won’t question the impact negative self-talk has on your life, well, the opposite is also true, positive self-talk can affect your life as well.

And there’s scientific proof that affirmations work  here and here

Affirmations to deflect rejection and empower yourself

Read more about affirmations here and here.

1. Today I choose to free myself from the fear of rejection.

2. My desire to be a successful entrepreneur is stronger than my fear of rejection.

3. I accept that rejection is included in the formula for entrepreneurial success.

4. I am free from the fear of rejection.

5. I accept that people have the right to say no to my product and services.

6. A no to my product or service motivates me more and makes me feel even more committed to the success of my business.

7. I courageously ask for help to grow my business.

8. I am rejection proof.

9. I now release myself from the fear of rejection.

10. I possess what it takes to overcome my fear of rejection.

11. I choose to take consistent, persistent action to grow my business despite my fear of rejection.

12. I remain confident and courageous even though I might be rejected.

14. I consistently take inspired action for my entrepreneurial goals.

15. I stay in touch with my networks even though someone might reject me.

16. I now accept NO with a positive attitude.

17. I accept rejection with a positive attitude

18. No one can reject me without my permission.

19. Each NO opens the door to a YES.

20. I am happy attending networking events because I am socially confident.

21. I give myself permission to take risks despite my fear of rejection.

22. I rethink and reframe rejections for positive benefits.

23. I no longer allow my fear of rejection to sabotage my success.

24. I will no longer give my power away to the fear of rejection.

26. I enjoy connecting with my potential clients.

27. I allow my confidence and courage to annihilate my fear of rejection.

28. I relax remain open  for rejection or acceptance in my entrepreneurial undertakings.

29. I use rejections for inspiration and motivation.

30. My confidence deflects rejection.

31. Rejections help me to develop mental toughness.

32. I accept rejection as part of the process and move on.

33. I welcome feed-back from those who say no to my product/service.

34. My self-confidence renders the fear of rejection irrelevant.

35. I enjoy being challenged and a rejection is the ultimate challenge.

36. I remain relaxed even though I might be rejected

37. I dare to make unrealistic requests.

38. The positive information I glean from my rejections are added to my success toolbox.

39.  I speak my  truth without the fear of rejection.

40. Speaking to other entrepreneurs help me to deal with rejections.

41. I do not burn bridges; someone who rejects my product today may say YES tomorrow.

42. I enjoy meeting and talking with other entrepreneurs.

43. I am now more relaxed in social situations

44. I use rejections as tools for learning and growing.

45. Rejections cause me to pause, listen and analyze.

46. Acknowledging my accomplishments eliminate the stings from rejections.

47. Rejections fire me up for success.

48. I give myself permission to be confident and courageous in all my business interactions.

49. Rejections strengthen my resolve to be a successful entrepreneur.

50. I am thankful for my ability to do what I want to do despite my fear of rejection.

It’s a wrap

Positive affirmation is that loyal friend who’ll never let you down. When negative self-talk threatens to override your good intentions, or the fear of rejection holds you hostage, positive self-affirmations are there to help you feel good about yourself, and keep your entrepreneurial vision alive.

Your turn

Which of the 50 affirmations is your favorite?

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