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What Is Rejection Therapy?

Rejection Therapy — Love It or Leave It?

The art of losing may not be hard to master, but not even poetry can make rejection seem pleasant. Overcoming it, though, can help us get ahead in life because it requires bidding our comfort zones adieu.

The idea was developed by author Jason Comely, struggling to overcome his own social anxiety. He challenged himself to spend a year being rejected at least once a day. From smiling at strangers to asking women out, he learned rejection felt terrible but not as bad as missing out.

Now he's created Rejection Therapy cards, which challenge players to 30 days of rejection. There's one rule: you must be rejected once every day. If you put yourself out there and find success, then you need try again; try until you fail. I think I'd just rather go to regular therapy — what about you?

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amber512 amber512 6 years
I'm getting anxious just thinking about it!
stephley stephley 6 years
If you follow his advice for 30 days and get used to rejection, then you won't learn from it any more, will you?
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
I like this idea! I'm reasonably brave but I could stand to get out of my comfort zone more.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
If I reject the rejection therapy, will the rejection therapy need rejection rejection therapy?
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