Saturday, February 19, 2011

Assignment 8: Rejoice in Rejection - #love2011

A new week, brings a new theme to the Love Project: Reframing Rejection.

Assignment: Write about a time you were rejected and realized that it turned out to be a good thing. Maybe it opened a new door for you. Maybe it gave you material for a book or comedy routine (see video!) Maybe it motivated you to keep trying. Maybe it helped you finally get out of a relationship that wasn't good for you. If you leave a comment or write a blog post, I will feature your blog on Website Wednesday.

Extra Credit: Use humor! Find a funny story or video (or make your own!) and let me know about it and I'll include it on the Friday Funny post.

Background: The Love Project is about giving and receiving love. In order for this to really work, you have to start by loving yourself (hence, the early assignments related to self-love.) Now, if you've done your homework and love yourself, then it is much easier to handle rejection. You don't let rejection derail you. You realize that with rejection and disappointment comes new growth. Or maybe you just learn to laugh at yourself. Everyone has insecurities. Everyone does stupid, embarrassing things once in awhile. Everyone gets rejected sometimes. It's in talking about it and laughing about it that we can feel bonded with others. Who do you relate more to? The perfect person who never admits to a failure? Or the person who has experienced rejection and failure, but keeps getting back on that horse? Which kind of person do you want to be?


shirlnutkin said...

i LOVE this week's assignment. it's kind of a neat stretch also on one's perception of rejection.

Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities said...

Rejection - in life, in love - is so important, so character-building. I must blog about this topic soon!