I have a confession to make - I'm addicted to The Voice. I have loved watching the All Stars who have come back after not turning a chair in the Live Auditions in the past or being eliminated during the show. It shows such resilience and strength of character to get back up after a rejection. When they got a 'no" they didn't give up, they worked harder and came back again. All of them had improved from their first appearance on the show. So, just remember - no doesn't mean not ever, just not today!
If you're anything like me you worry about a lot of stuff. We waste a lot of energy worrying about things that don't deserve our attention. There's a Chinese term zhilaohu which translates to 'paper tigers.' This refers to things that seem threatening or powerful but are actually weak and insignificant. If it can physically hurt you it is a real tiger, but if it can't it's a paper tiger.
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CHALLENGE: Write down the things that you're worried about then decide if each one is a paper tiger or a real tiger.