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Redirect That Rejection Into A Result – Handling A Knockback

Throughout your career, it wouldn’t be uncommon for you to experience the painful process of rejection. Be it from a job interview, submitting a critical proposal or simply being denied a promotion – rejection can often occur in your day-to-day work life. It’s essential to learn from these experiences and create positive outcomes for yourself and your career.

Rejection can often be followed by harsh self-criticism, negative thinking and a generally poor outlook on how you can progress. It might seem like you’re hitting a wall, particularly if you are being rejected for the same thing, over and over again.

It is important to understand that rejections happen for a reason, but not always the reason you might be thinking about. A proposal that you’ve spent time working and worrying about might be rejected because it requires a little more work to iron out some details, or a rejection from a job interview might be because another candidate fits what they were looking for more.

Rejection is not always about what you lack but more so about what you can improve upon for next time.

Here’s a tip: turn that rejection into a positive outcome. Were you rejected in a job interview? Ask what you can do to improve your chances of getting a similar position or the reason for the rejection (and if you could improve on that reason).

Here are a couple of strategies on how to handle rejection and direct yourself towards more positive thinking.

  1. Manifest positive outcomes with your positivity – approaching an opportunity with negative thoughts of failure before you’ve even tried could impact how you approach it overall.
  2. Use rejection to get outside of your comfort zone and make changes, take risks and overall deal with the adversity you can face.
  3. Don’t take rejection personally – it’s all too easy to assume from the rejection that it is you who is the failure, and not that you happen to have failed at that specific outcome.
  4. Turn the rejection into a learning experience for self-growth and self-exploration.
  5. Promote positive self talk when interpreting why you might have been rejected.

Rejection is something that everyone has at least once in their life experienced. As a not uncommon occurrence, rejection has a way of teaching, redirecting, and reflecting on improving and challenging ourselves to do better.

If you’re someone who often finds it difficult to make large lump sum payments for goods or services, you may want to consider looking into “Buy Now Pay Later” services.

Buy now pay later essentially means that, rather than paying in a full lump sum payment for a product or services rendered, there may be an option to pay through instalments of a certain amount over a set period to make the sum of the full amount in total. This method should allow you to pay in full for the product or service without overly straining your finances – you pay back what you can, as agreed upon when you begin the buy now pay later service.

Some popular buy now pay later services include Afterpay, Zip Pay, Brightepay, and some credit card networks such as  Mastercard and Visa, can offer buy now pay later arrangements.

Though it can be a convenient, immediate solution, it may be challenging to juggle the necessary repayments with other financial commitments. It’s not always the most appropriate method for people, and you should bear in mind your situation and ability in paying back the amounts. 

Before you sign up, keep in mind: 

  • It becomes easier to overspend with buy now pay later services, so know your limits on what you can and can’t afford.
  • You will be charged fees and costs to use the service, which can add up to a princely sum in and of itself.
  • Keeping track of your payments can be tricky if you’ve signed up for multiple services.
  • It could affect your loan applications for a car or mortgage as lenders consider buy now pay later spending just as much as your credit score.
  • Late repayments can appear on your credit report, which affects your ability to borrow money in the future.
  • Layby can be a cheaper alternative to buy now pay later, with no account-keeping or late fees to consider

If you are someone who could make use of BNPL services, you may wish to:

  • Ensure that when using the BNPL service, you stick to a set limit on what you spend so that you can comfortably pay it back later. 
  • Aim only to have one BNPL account at a time to manage payments through, rather than confuse yourself with multiple payments across different providers.
  • Always budget for bills, loan payments and BNPL payments, and 
  • Rather than use your credit card for payments to your BNPL account, consider linking to your debit account instead.

If you would like assistance in planning your financial future, help in managing your budget or some friendly advice, see us for a chat about what we can do for you.

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