Fear of rejection is the one thing that holds men back from approaching women. No one likes this experience, but it’s a part of life.

If you let your fear get in the way of taking action, then you’ll miss out on great opportunities to meet chicks and make connections.

Learning how to overcome the hurdles of rejection can go a long way in helping you build up your self-confidence and letting go off your worries.

Use these 6 strategies below to fight off your negative mindset and start approaching the ladies of your dreams.

Strategy #1 – Understand What Rejection Really Means & The Worst Case Scenario You Face

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When faced with refusal, most people automatically assume that this means they aren’t good enough. Simply put, they take the rejection too personally. If you get refused, it does not mean that you aren’t good enough.

It just means that you aren’t a proper fit for that person!

You can’t attract everyone, and you certainly won’t be the first person ever to be rejected. It’s also important to consider the worst case scenario. What’s the most horrible thing that could happen if you’re rejected?

Pay attention: It won’t be the end of the world. Although your ego may be bruised, you will live to see another day. If you allow your fear of refusal to get in the way of making your move, you may miss out on the best case scenario – making a connection!

Strategy #2 – It May Not Be Your Fault

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Rejection is not always your fault. Maybe she’s in a relationship already or isn’t ready to start dating. Maybe she doesn’t feel as if she’s good enough for you.

Keep in mind: People have their reasons for rejecting others, and those reasons are not always about you. There’s a good chance that no matter what you could have or would have done, the refusal would have happened anyway.

Strategy #3 – Let Go of Your Limiting Thoughts & Worries

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Fear of refusal is often rooted in our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves. You need to avoid this mindset at all costs!

“I can’t approach her. She’s out of my league!”

“I’ll never meet the right woman because I’m not good enough!”

All these are destructive and limiting beliefs that will prevent you from finding success. It’s essential to let go of any negative thoughts and ideas that you may have.

Keep in mind: You can go to any woman you want, and you can attract her. All it takes is a little confidence, practice and a positive attitude!

Strategy #4 – Be Optimistic & Think Positively

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Adopting a positive attitude is one of the best ways to overcome your thoughts of rejection. Putting a perspective spin on this whole idea is crucial.

So what if she rejects you?

At least you had the confidence to approach her and start talking to her. Far too often, we jump straight to negative outcomes and let fear take over.

The bottom line: The question you should be asking is “What if she doesn’t”? You’ll never know if you don’t try. Be positive and such things will start happening.

Strategy #5 – Be Assertive & Proactive

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Fear makes us behave in submissive ways, which is a quick ticket to “rejection-ville” in the dating world. Be assertive when you approach women and accept that you may be rejected.

Prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome beforehand, and it will be much easier to cope with should the worst-case scenario happen. This doesn’t mean that you should take a negative approach.

Keep in mind: Just be yourself and be assertive! The only way to get over your anxiousness is to experience this for multiple times.

Strategy #6 – Rejection Is Opportunity to Move Forward & Grow

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I know that this can be difficult to swallow, but no matter how confident a person is a refusal can make them question themselves! If left unchecked, these emotions can send you down the wrong, destructive path.

Instead of this automatic reaction to rejection, try to understand it as an opportunity for your personal growth!

If a woman rejects you, you can analyze the situation and pinpoint ways to make your moves and yourself better. Multiple refusals not only give you a chance to practice, but also help you find out what works and what doesn’t work.

Keep in mind: In time, your confidence will build up naturally. You should be looking forward to failures and mistakes as these give you a new experience and a chance to grow.

Overcoming your fear of refusal is not something that will happen overnight. By using these strategies, you can let go of limiting thoughts and beliefs that are preventing you from making your move!