Your recovery time is how long it takes for you to bounce back from a difficult or strenuous situation. When you exercise for the first time in a while, you’ll be very sore and it will take some time for your body to recover. After you’ve been exercising for many months or years, you can put yourself through an exhausting workout and be able to bounce back in a day or two.
Case in point, I rode my bike to work today (4.1 miles), played basketball (6 games), worked as a manger in-between the bike ride and basketball, and rode home (another 4.1 miles). My legs feel fatigued, but even as I write this, my body is feeling like I could go on another bike ride!
The same goes for other situations in your life. If you’re not used to putting yourself out there and getting rejected, for instance, the first few rejections are likely going to sting. Whether it’s a book you’re trying to get published, a job you’re trying to land, or you’re trying to meet someone to date, the principal remains the same. If you’re not used to going for it, the initial rejections are going to be tough.
But as is true with exercise, the more you put yourself out there, the easier it becomes. A no simply becomes an after thought and your recovery time to bounce back improves until it’s minutes before you’re on to the next attempt. But it takes some time and effort to get there. You won’t get there by trying for a few weeks. Try for 6 months and your results will amaze you, so long as you are consistent in your attempts.
Interestingly enough, when you put yourself out there enough and become fearless of rejection, you’ll notice that people start to take notice. They will see your courage and lack of attachment and fear. It’s very refreshing and to earn this gift requires you, on your own, to go out and get rejected A LOT. That is the work you need to do on yourself. Then, the universe’s gift to you is fearlessness and being a draw to high quality people.
Now, go out there and get rejected – in whatever it is you are trying to do.
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