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Discussion on: How I Handle the Fear of Rejection

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Richard Schloss • Edited

I've just learned to change my thinking as to what the word should really be. What is perceived as a "rejection" could really be perceived as an "early-identified mismatch" which could actually be a good thing. Can you imagine getting a $300k/yr job (i.e., "passing the interview"), but arguing with a coworker every second? Both people may have smart approaches/ideas, but both would probably end up exhausting all their health insurance benefits in doctor's offices than actually enjoying life and career.

(But yes, sometimes it is frustrating when the conclusion of "mismatch" is false. I've just learned in that case that humans make mistakes, and I still stay passively-networked with that person in case either of us was wrong about the mismatch)