Nowadays there seems to be a lot more opportunities to be rejected. I don’t recall having to compete with so many for so much so regularly as I do now that I’m an adult. Here are some easy to understand tips to help YOU get through your next rejection. First—acknowledge your emotions. It’s ok to feel bad for a little while but be sure to find the tools to move ahead as soon as you’re able to do so. Secondly—try to see rejection as being a means to an end. Perhaps allow yourself to see how hard you’re pushing your limits and be proud that you’re trying. Losing can be a very powerful way to see what winning feels like. Next, be sure to treat yourself with kindness. You haven’t done anything wrong just because you weren’t picked! You just weren’t the right person at the right time and that’s ok. Fourthly, don’t let the loss define you. Use it as a means to hitting the next step and to crushing it when you get there. And finally, promise yourself that you’ll learn from the experience. Rejection only hurts if you allow it to.