Rejection is inevitable. Most of us shy away from it, but we shouldn’t. Rejection is an invitation to grow, if only we will harness it. Shanna Hocking writes in Fast Company about steps you can take to reimagine your relationship with rejection. The first step is to shift your perspective and redefine the rejection. She explains,

“Rejection is uncomfortable. You put yourself out there for something and it didn’t go as you hoped or planned. Rejection, however, isn’t failure. Instead, I recommend reframing it as an opportunity to learn. Ask yourself: What can I learn from this experience? In seeking out learning, you can create meaning from rejection. You can reflect further by considering what was important to you about this opportunity and what you would do differently next time.”

Read the rest of her advice to transform rejection into a gateway to growth here.