Jia Jang recently embarked on a 100-day mission. He deliberately courted rejection by doing things like asking a stranger for $100, requesting a burger refill at a restaurant, and asking for a haircut at PetSmart. Jang publishes the website “Rejection Therapy” and is the CEO of Wuju Learning, a company that teaches people and organizations to become fearless through rejection training.
Needless to say, Jia Jang got a lot of “no’s,” but he got some “yes’s” too. Most of all he gained a significant amount of self-knowledge, as shared in his Ted talk.
The bottom line, says Jia Jang, is not to run the next time you are rejected. Instead consider the possibilities. “You can fulfill your life’s dream by simply asking.”
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