One of my favorite concepts is about taking risks. Risk is necessary for growth. Without taking risks, how would you learn to walk?
And to take risks, you must accept that you can fail. What do you do if you fail? You try harder.
Yet most of us don't like that idea of failing. Emotional strings are attached to failing. Writers seem to suffer from this woe is me attitude, fearing failure before trying anything, or becoming overwhelmed by the work's magnitude, they give up.
Well, someone has come up with a tool to help you cope. Introducing the Rejection Generator.
It's an interesting idea. They cite studies that show after people experience pain, they're less afraid of it in the future. of course, writing isn't about pain to me so much as dashed hopes, dreams, aspirations, et cetera, but why quibble? The Rejection Generator will send you rejection letters to help you develop the thin skin necessary to succeed.
It's an interesting idea. I wonder how this all fits into so many educational concepts where there are no winners declared so no one is identified as a loser. But if you don't experience pain, how can you acclimate to it and develop the necessary coping skills?
Returning to the Rejection Generator, they provide a buffett of choices, seven, for how you'll be rejected. If nothing else, it's creative and fun.
Have a good Monday
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com