: There's no reason for you to fear rejection.
Rejection is one of the worst feelings you can experience throughout your life.
As a matter of fact, rejection and physical pain are the same to your brain, and you experience both at nearly the same intensity.
The fear of rejection takes away your potential of living a great life, it makes you doubt yourself and question your abilities, it makes you hesitant to take chances and risks, all the vast possibilities of what your life could be are left unexplored as the result of it.
What most people don't know, the fear of rejection is no longer justified or valid in the modern world. It has been wired in our brains thousands of years ago and passed down from our ancestors when rejection meant being outcasted from the tribe and being outcasted meant inevitable death.
Our ancestors developed this fear of rejection in the era when the tribe rejected someone's ideas, suggestions, or behaviors, they were likely to exile them and leave them in the outcast, which left them with no one to protect them against the dangers of wild animals or the common death causes back then.
Nowadays, in our modern world, being rejected doesn't mean inevitable death anymore, you can still survive if someone didn't like an idea of yours, no one is going to exile you.
There is no reason for you to fear rejection, it's only stopping you from getting the things you want.
Rejection is a great teacher, learn from it, learn how to deal with it, and you are more likely to be enjoying a better life.
Go and ask that girl you like out, tell her how you feel about her, ask for that pay raise you think you deserve, don't let the fear of rejection get in your way, because twenty years from now you will regret the things you didn't do more than the things you did.
You should make it your mission to learn how to deal with rejection, you need to go out there and ask for the things you want and every time you get rejected you learn and adapt, you ask again, you ask better this time until you become rejection-proof.