It’s not that I won’t face criticism or rejection throughout my life. I will. 100%, no doubt. It’s inevitable.
I’ve feared rejection for a while and I’ve realized that, instead of asking myself, “how will I face rejection?”, I need to instead ask, “how will I decide who is allowed to criticize or reject me?” What are the prerequisites for this?
The people I allow to reject or criticize me are ONLY the people who I look up to — meaning, people who are fully living in their truth, the people who are doing their own healing work, people who are making an effort to support something greater than themselves. If you aren’t doing that for yourself, I won’t take your criticisms seriously. I won’t take you seriously.