The sting of rejection doesn’t hurt any less in the professional world than it does in your personal life. Being rejected at work can feel like a breakup. Maybe you were passed over for a promotion or had one of your ideas shot down by a manager.
Many people tend to take rejection as criticism. Try being objective in your thinking rather than taking it personally. A rejection of your idea or proposal is not a rejection of you. Understanding why the rejection happened can help settle your mindset, so seek feedback and try viewing the situation from other perspectives.
– Haley Pegg, New Orleans Chamber