I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what influences the actions that people take, including myself. And the first thing that came to mind was fear of rejection.
No Wonder We Fear Rejection
It’s a hurtful thing to experience.
I think a lot of the reason why I tried to control what I ate and my body was out of fear of rejection.
I thought it would somehow help me avoid the painful experience of rejection.
It didn’t at all.
I still dealt with rejection from others. However, the rejection wasn’t only from other people this time, it was from myself included.
Here’s the truth: everyone and I mean everyone experiences rejection.
It doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like, or what you have accomplished.
There will always be a group of people that may not like you or agree with the life style you’ve chosen. That is an inevitable part of life.
Letting Go of the Fear of Rejection
But there is good that comes from rejection.
In fact, rejection could be viewed as redirection.
Without rejection, we wouldn’t meet the right people that should be in our lives. Without a “no” there wouldn’t be the right “yes”.
Looking back, I can see how all the road blocks ultimately led me to the good things in my life.
Don’t reject yourself.
Trying to control your food and body won’t help you escape rejection. Rather, it magnifies the amount of rejection as you are adding that pressure onto to yourself.
Everyone goes through things, everyone fails, and everyone experiences hurt. But when you are true to yourself all those negative experiences will work out for your good as your life continues to unfold.
So, don’t let the fear of rejection influence your actions.
Instead, make a choice to make decisions from your heart.