Who doesn’t hate rejection? It hurts and scars us in immeasurable ways – or does it?
What being rejected was a good thing and helped us to overcome failure? Yes, that’s right. Rejection might just be the single greatest thing holding you back and the best way to get what you want in life.
Today’s WS video offers a truly amazing story about a young man brave enough to confront his fear of rejection.
“By seeking out rejection for 100 days — from asking a stranger to borrow $100 to requesting a “burger refill” at a restaurant — Jiang desensitized himself to the pain and shame that rejection often brings.”
After a humiliating experience as a child haunted him well into adulthood, Jia Jiang set about establishing all kinds of unrealistic goals for winning the respect of others and achieving success in business.
But he achieved none of these aspirations until he realized he was responsible for his own defeat.
I know this fear and have run from rejection like most of us do. Watching this video completely changed the way I see rejection. If we could learn to face rejection and use it to our advantage, just as Jia did in this entertaining video, we could live less afraid. Even better, Jia shows us how to maximize the power of NO, harness the new opportunities it can bring for helping us realize our dreams.
Next week, WS shares our last week of articles curated around our fearless theme. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to sign up for our Sunday newsletters for early announcements and specials around the week ahead.