Friday, May 8, 2009

How to Think Like a Fool #8: Seek Rejection

RISK: Seek Rejection
I'm sorry, you are not qualified to read this blog post.

Only fools would seek the pain and torment of rejection... unless, these fools gradually up the number, intensity, and frequency of rejections until immunity sets in.

Then your odds increase for the occasional acceptance.

In Buster Keaton's Seven Chances, Buster must find someone to marry him that day, or he will lose his inheritance. Inevitably, he gets rejected quite often, finding new ways to propose as time runs out. At the end, he succeeds too well, being chased by a mob of brides-to-be.

Think: Who or what can reject me next? How many rejections can I collect today?

Tomorrow: How to Think Like a Fool #9: Trust in Dumb Luck

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1 comment:

Daniel Edlen said...

A guy early on in my promotion of my art told me to think big. Kinda the same thing as seeking rejection. It's not personal when the void ignores you, things happen for a reason. But if you shoot for the stars, it's possible to reach them. If you shoot for the moon, it's impossible to reach the stars.