31 Quotes About Fear of Rejection


Being confronted with rejection can leave you feeling less than valued and you may start to doubt yourself and your choices. Because of these effects, many people never try in the first place because they may fear rejection. These quotes about fear of rejection will help to get you empowered and change your mindset to take a risk.

“A man’s primary fantasy is access to a variety of attractive women without the fear of rejection.”

“A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.”

“After rejection – misery, then thoughts of revenge, and finally, oh well, another try elsewhere.”

“As a writer, the worst thing you can do is work in an environment of fear of rejection.”

“Death cures psychoneurosis. In a sense all these neurotic concerns–fear of rejection, interpersonal concerns–seem to melt away, and people get another perspective on their lives.”

“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”

“Evolution has programmed us to feel rejection in our guts. This is how the tribe inforced obedience, by wielding the threat of expulsion. Fear of rejection isn’t just psychological; it’s biological. It’s in our cells.”

“Following your heart means allowing the possibility of finding true love to be stronger than the fear of rejection.”

“I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips, but I fear it would be overly long.”

“I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me.”

“I realized that I could have been in galleries much sooner. I just needed to get past the fear of rejection. I still feel nervous when I approach a new gallery, although it has become more like a job now.”

“I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.”

“If you live for people’s acceptance you will die from their rejection.”

“Insecurity refers to a profoud sense of self-doubt-a deep feeling of uncertainty about our basic worth and our place in the world.”

“It is not rejection itself that people fear, it is the possible consequences of rejection. Preparing to accept those consequences and viewing rejection as a learning experience that will bring you closer to success, will not only help you to conquer the fear of rejection, but help you to appreciate rejection itself.”

“It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.”

“Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always make you feel that, but the real great make you feel that you too can become great.”

“Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.”

“Refuse to let the fear of rejection hold you back. Remember, rejection is never personal.”

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”

“Rejection puts you out of your comfort zone which is usually when you’re at your best.”

“Rejection-and the fear of rejection-is the biggest impediment we face to choosing ourselves.”

“The better you are at communicating, negotiating, and handling your fear of rejection, the easier life is.”

“The fear of not getting the reward becomes the fear of rejection. The fear of not being good enough… is what makes us try to change, what makes us create an image.”

“The fear of rejection really kind of stunts your growth as a person. I mean, it’s like a friend of mine says, who cares if you fail? Who cares if you fail? ”

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.”

“The worst thing a guy could do for a girl? Personally I think it’s to ignore her while she’s loving you with all her heart.”

“The worst thing you can do is nothing.”

“We shouldn’t romanticize rejection. There’s nothing romantic about rejection. It’s horrible.”

“Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.”

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”

Whether you are taking a risk in a relationship or a job move, dealing with your fear of rejection will open up new doors for you.

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