In a tough industry like the music industry where there is a lot of competition, new-comers and high expectations, some of you might have experienced rejection. Rejection is apart of the game, the key is how you bounce back from being rejected.
The World English Dictionary suggests that when you reject something you refuse to accept, acknowledge, use, believe, etc. Here is the reality, If you are a recording artist you will deal with rejection.
But no worries, it’s not the end of the world. I know getting rejected feels horrible. I am going to teach you 3 tips to deal with it, and not only overcome it but use the rejection to your advantage in becoming a better, more mature artist.
But first, I want you to realize that these techniques will work even if you are talented or not. If you are talented and you succeed in getting over rejection you will eventually have success in your music career.
Reflect on your current situation while you read this tips.
Prove that you can deal with rejection
Now what I am NOT saying here is "Get rejected". Not at all.
When this happens, when you present your work and you know it is top class but somebody doesn’t appreciate it, don’t get all hyped up about it, instead stop, and figure out that it is not about you.
Everybody will not like your music. You have to live with that reality. Accept the reality and move one. Do not take rejection personal. Do not think, “this person rejected me. They don’t like me.” Instead focus on how you can bounce back from the rejection.
See, it doesn’t have to affect you, you already know that you are the real deal. They haven’t figured out this yet. You don’t have to feel negative about it, just realize that even if that person doesn’t like you, you are still going to be ok, and you are just as talented and smart as before the rejection.
And by proving that you can deal with rejection and it doesn’t affect you, it brings you a lot of power and people will respect you more, when they see that nothing negative gets to you.
Rejection does not define your identity
When people get rejected they often do the opposite that what I described above. Instead of realizing that it’s not their problem, they tend to focus on negative things.
Artists start engaging in negative self-talk. They may think that they are failures and nobody appreciates what they do.
Now this is nothing to laugh about. The mind is truly the devil’s workshop. Negative thinking can have a big impact on your psyche. It can have an impact on how you carry yourself. The key is not accepting failure or rejection.
Stop letting rejection define your identity and realize that it’s NOT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AS A PERSON.
Eliminate rejection by learning from it.
We all heard the phrase “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” Well this quote applies perfectly to what we are talking about.
This tip serves as a solution to help you eliminate rejection from your system. Do not let rejection become a part of your personality. When it happens just stop, look at the situation from an objective way and look at why the person rejected you, try to figure it out. After reflection occurs you may find that you may need to work on some things or eliminate things that are not working.
Rejection is the best teacher. Be thankful that the rejection brought your flaws to light and realize the lesson you’ve learned is always a bargain. It’s always a bargain, no matter what. You got your lesson and now you are better, rejection this way is actually a positive thing.
I hope this article empowers you to develop a different perspective on how to deal with this issue and I’m look forward to reading your comments on this subject as well.
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