What would your life look like if you were free from worrying about the opinions of others? What if seeking the approval of other people failed to enter your mind? How would it change your life? Our lives are negatively influenced by the fear of rejection. It holds us back in so many ways and limits our ability to experience the positive aspects of life. Consider these ideas to banish your fear of rejection: 1. Rejection is largely a self-fulfilling prophecy. When you’re constantly worried about rejection, it changes the way you act. You become anxious and defensive. Those actions may cause you to be rejected by others. After all, who wants to spend time with someone who’s unpleasant to be around? · Consider how this fear is affecting your behavior. Are you acting in a way that’s causing others to reject you? 2. Focus on how you want to feel. Most people focus on how they don’t want to feel, but they haven’t considered how they want to feel.