See What’s Possible When You Overcome Your Fear of Rejection

Rejection isn’t the nicest thing to experience but unfortunately it’s inevitable. When you put yourself out there, you’re bound to be shot down once in a while.

In an effort to overcome this fear that haunts our daily life, Jia Jiang made a checklist of rejection. For 100 days, he sought out rejection in every way possible. However, he wasn’t rejected all the time.

Here are some of the tasks on his checklist:

Rejection 3: Ask For Olympic Symbol Doughnuts

Rejection 7: Speak Over Costco’s Intercom

Rejection 15: Be a Live Mannequin at Abercrombie

Rejection 21: Ask Strangers for Compliments

Rejection 35: Ask a Girl Out to Dinner

Rejection 69 – Buy Fresh Fruit at Jamba Juice

In his book, Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection, Jiang helps us overcome this fear of rejection.

Being rejected is said to dramatically reduce a person’s IQ and their ability to reason analytically. It also increases their aggression. However, despite this rather bitter and dismal piece of information, there is a way to lighten the negative effects of rejection.

Don’t underestimate the power of humour. You have to enter each risk like a challenge with a ready-to-play attitude. If you choose to play it like a game, the rejection won’t be so depressing.

In the case that you can’t help but feel absolutely horrible from the rejection, then keep your loved ones close for support and acceptance. Touching a teddy bear and playing with children and pets can diminish the negative feelings brought on by rejection.

Everyone has to take risks everyday, whether it be trivial or life-changing, but when you don’t need to worry about the fear of being rejected, life will be so much easier. There are so many possibilities in this world – why not ask and see what you can achieve?