Seeing your flight get delayed over and over again without end is one of my greatest fears. In fact, maybe I should do 100 Days of Being Stuck in Airports – flying all around the world without ever stepping out of airports. That would be cruel and character-building to the extreme.
When unpleasantness happens, seeking rejection has become my go-to move to lighten things up. If you told me I could improve my mood by hearing ‘NO’ a few months ago, I would say you were crazy. Now, it works better than Cheezburger.com and a self-tickling machine combined.
Would the airline give me a tour underneath the plane? I would love to get a group picture with suitcases.
You might be curious how I could have fun while getting rejected. I’ve learned not to care too much about a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and how others perceive me. That has translated into an increase in my confidence, communications skills, and entrepreneurial drive. Just look at my first video and this one to see the difference.
Learning: Rejection itself is not inherently hurtful, especially if you detach yourself from the outcome and practice it over and over again.