- They might say no.
- Will they think I’m being too forward if I ask?
- I’ll embarrass myself.
- It’s all going so well I don’t want to spoil it all by asking for the business.
- I don’t want to make them cross with me.
- They’ll ask me (they probably won’t)
The fear of rejection stops us from achieving all that we are capable of and those people who don’t have it fly higher and faster than those that do. If you’re one of the unlucky ones you must do whatever it takes to overcome it.
Here are a few thoughts: –
- What actual harm will come to me if somebody else says “no”? (clue: none)
- You can ask too early and you can ask too late but trust your instincts; when it feels right just pop the question.
- You are in complete control of how you feel. You can only be embarrassed if you allow it. Deal with it.
- If it’s right then the answer will be “yes”; if it isn’t then “no” is probably the best outcome all round.
- Statistically a “no” just moves you closer to the next “yes”.
If you fear rejection you will avoid situations where you could be rejected but of course, these are also the situations where progress happens, deals are won and gains are made.
Over to you then…….