Beetle & Byte

Rejection Rituals

Whenever Amy M. Jones, Founder of Recollect, receives a rejection she has a ritual to help her move past it quickly and avoid dwelling on the negative.

Part of her ritual includes watching Starship’s Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now from the 1980s treasure, Mannequin. This is a solid and respectable choice for a much-needed pick-me-up.

She also keeps a Google Spreadsheet listing the rejections and another listing the kind words she receives about her work. All of this is designed to help her transition from the rejection and recommit to her purpose.

We all experience rejection on a pretty regular basis, though some rejection is more notable than others. For me, I’m presently job searching which is inherently mired with disappointment. I don’t have a ritual for when rejection rolls around but I need one. It would help remind me that it’s all a part of the process and that it’s all leading toward what is meant to be.

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