Our desire for connection as human beings is a basic need we all want. We want to belong.

Evolving ourselves requires change and with change comes the likelihood that people will reject us. It’s a reality we need to accept.

With seeking others approval before our own, we are in fact rejecting ourselves! Emotionally, it’s far better to step into who we really are and give ourselves the approval we seek. For those persons who will reject us as we evolve, there will be an equal number of people who will approve. It’s a natural process of evolving, gradually shifting and merging into other likeminded groups.

Are you willing to risk losing approval?

To build self-confidence requires the risk of experiencing rejection. The idea of experiencing rejection is often vague and imagined on a huge scale. We refer to a mythical group of people called “they” or other groups and frequently use words such as: always, never, every, all, none.

Example: Everyone will reject me, they will hate me, no-one will like it, they will not react or care.

Imagine your life where rejection didn’t exist. Would you be a different version of who you are today? Rejection is mainly created in our own minds, we only feel rejection because of a thought we have. That thought becomes a story and the story supports the reason to not take the risk. The risk of stepping out and revealing our true self. Consequently, we decide to live a life with a calling that is unanswered and where we feel unfulfilled.

I will no longer reject myself, I am willing to feel rejection to be who I am !

I no longer seek others approval but seek my own.

Building self-confidence comes by taking risks, taking the risk to share your ideas, your talent, what you have to contribute to this world. It’s a worthwhile risk right, to live the life you have been given as the whole you, and not a half you.

It’s time to promote self-love and honoring our true desires. To be examples to the next generation, that confidence builds when we are willing to be who we are. Let’s stop rejecting ourselves to prevent being rejected by others!