TEDx : Jia Jiang – What he learned from 100 days of rejection


In the process of his rejection journey, here is what he learned about rejection:

1. Handling rejection is a muscle.
If you don’t constantly work outside your comfort zone, you’ll lose it and you’ll become weak and timid.

2. Rejection is a numbers game.
Fight through enough nos and you will eventually find a yes.

3. Avoiding rejection doesn’t mean you avoid failure.
Most people believe avoiding rejection is a good thing, by avoiding something bad we’ve dodged a bullet and we are somehow net positive. That’s not true. When we shy away from rejection we reject ourselves and our ideas before the world ever has a chance to reject them. This is the worst form of rejection and, as default, we are ignored by the world.

The greatest lesson he’s learned from rejection is no matter what, don’t be ignored by the world.

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