When giving out tracts the law of averages means that with every rejection you are getting closer to being accepted, and it indicates that you are doing something to reach the lost. One sure way to get no rejections is to do nothing to reach the lost. No one will reject you, and one sure way to get rejections is to try to reach the lost.
So I changed my attitude recently and when my first rejection came, I was expecting it. Instead of it being like a sword through my sensitive little heart, I said, “Great. Thanks!” and thought, “There’s the first one… I was expecting it.” The experience made me laugh. —From the Living Waters Newsletter, September 1, 2009
I sent in my totals for The Way of the Master contest, “Rejection Collection,” where you count the amount of tracts handed out and keep track of the rejections between the period of September1 through September 10, and figure out the percentage of rejections.
Here are my results: I handed out 1640 tracts and received 414 refusals for a 25.24% rejection rate.