Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Seeking: Rejection

When you're following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.
~Kelly Cutrone

For Wellness Wednesday, thinking about courting rejection. What can we gain from being rejected? Why would anybody seek it?

She might not make her goal, but she will have a lot of rejections. She's okay with it.

Someone else with an interesting perspective on rejection is Jia Jiang, who has a site called "Rejection Therapy." He explains that his intention was "to desensitize myself from the pain of rejection and overcome my fear." He has a TED talk with more of his reasoning. ("Jiang desensitized himself to the pain and shame that rejection often brings and, in the process, discovered that simply asking for what you want can open up possibilities where you expect to find dead ends.") The below video is Day 21 of 100 Days of Rejection Therapy (spoiler: he doesn't get rejected in this particular one, but you can find ones where he does if you look):

1 comment:

Pop said...

Good for Kiki. You'll never get acceptances if you don't put yourself out there...and she certainly was ready for rejections, which will *always* come.

And Jia Jiang's "personal projection" was really cool. Lots of chutzpah...and it certainly was a rewarding experience for him.