Often, we tend to get sensitive, especially when we’re going through unwanted change. For example: job hunting after being downsized.
When we begin reaching out, and people aren’t reaching back, we take it as a personal rejection. Don’t do that. Yes, this sounds difficult, but it’s important.
We all have a distinct need for approval. And, that’s not a bad thing, unless it holds you back.
Remember: sometimes people won’t get back to you right away because they’re busy. Sometimes, they’re afraid to tell you no. Sometimes, they are going through something you’re not even aware of. Sometimes, they just forget and need a nudge. And, sometimes, they’re just inconsiderate.
The most important thing to do is to keep moving forward and to know it’s not about you.