Sunday Morning Sermon – Jia Jiang Teaches Us How to Love Rejection

Donald Miller

I recently spoke at the World Domination Summit in Portland and loved all the other speakers. I had a blast sitting in the massive, giggly audience watching grand slam after grand slam pass across the stage. One of the best audience responses, though, came from my new friend Jia Jiang. Jia is a Chinese American who has been running an amazing experiment in which he is trying to overcome his fear of rejection by being rejected 100 times.

And the stories he’s collecting are amazing. He asked a policeman if he could drive his car. He asked a pilot if he could fly the plane. He asked the people at Krispy Kreme to make him a donut shaped like the Olympic rings.

And guess what happened? He never got rejected once.

What Jia (pronounced Ja) discovered was most of us are missing out on life because we fear being rejected when, actually, people are much more accepting of our crazy ideas than we could ever dream.

Donald Miller

Donald Miller

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