REJECTION THERAPY – THE GAME consists of only one main rule…
YOU MUST BE REJECTED BY ANOTHER PERSON AT LEAST ONCE, EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Please notice the wording of the rule. It doesn’t say you must attempt or try to be rejected. The rule is you MUST be rejected by another human being. In this game, rejection is success.
No other outcome will meet the requirement of Rejection Therapy.
To put yourself in a situation where rejection is likely, but to your surprise your request is granted, is not a successful outcome. Why? Because you weren’t rejected. You didn’t ask for enough.
There are a few stipulations as to what counts as a rejection, but the above rule is all you need to benefit from Rejection Therapy.
UPDATE: wikiHow has a nice write-up on how to play the Rejection Therapy game.
- To be more aware of how irrational social fears control and restrict our lives
- Smash the tyranny of fear and reap the treasures (treasures include wealth, relationships and self-confidence)
- Learn from, and even enjoy rejection
- To not be attached to outcomes, especially when it involves the free agency of other people
- Permit yourself to fail
What counts as a rejection attempt and a successful rejection?
- A REJECTION ATTEMPT COUNTS IF YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
- A REJECTION COUNTS IF YOUR REQUEST IS DENIED
- A REJECTION ATTEMPT SHOULD PUT YOU IN A POSITION OF VULNERABILITY, BUT ALLOW THE RESPONDENT TO BE IN A POSITION OF POWER
The respect and feelings of the person or party you are making a request to are paramount. Consider them first.
That’s it. Now go out and play the game.
THE REJECTION THERAPY 30 DAY CHALLENGE
Can you get rejected for 30 days in a row? Take the Rejection Therapy 30 Day Challenge and find out.
You can get started with the Rejection Therapy suggestion card deck. It’s not essential to the game but useful for suggesting rejection attempts.