Rejection therapy - an introduction
I have decided to become a reject. I want to be rejected. This questionable shift in my sanity is thanks to Jason Cowlely and his Rejection Therapy. The idea is that, for 30 days, you look for a away to get rejected each day. Rejection equals success.
The idea, as explained by former Rejection Therapy practitioner Jason Shen is to “ reduce the fear and pain felt around rejection, encourage more open and “risky” social interactions and reap the many rewards that this comes with.”
For some time now I have been working on a pretty much purely experience basis. While this was the plan for a few months, it has got to the point where I have had few paid jobs in the past year. In sending out more CVs and application forms than I could possibly remember, I have in turn received a lot of rejection. This has been disheartening to say the least, especially with dwindling funds meaning I can take less opportunities for fun and also leading to the desperation for a job. In the past year there has also been personal matters which have defeated me and I experienced a rejection to something that I was prepared to dedicate my life towards.
So I have decided to change my perspective on rejection, seeing it as the opposite of regret and just getting out into the world. I have sat at my computer for far too long and if I want to find ways of being rejected then I better get out there and get in the mix.
I will also being hopefully using this as a way for inspiration for my writing, photography and illustration.
For 30 days (starting November 29) I will try to find a way of being rejected every day and endeavour to blog them here.
I will also outline the attempts I made to get rejected and got accepted or some other outcome, as I believe these are just as important.
Some days I will be too busy or away from a computer and need to catch up, but I will make sure every day is accounted for.