Rejection has become a daily part of my life. Whether its women, jobs, or friends, I have experienced a lot of rejection lately. I have just come to an understanding however on a positive way to deal with rejection. My motto is that for whatever reason sometimes beyond my control sometimes not, I will become rejected, but the key is to bounce back from the rejection by not letting it effect my confidence. The more I apply myself to getting what I want, the more likely I am to succeed in obtaining that goal. The more jobs that I apply to, the more women that I holler at, the more times I call friends, will increase my chances of success. I have to come to the realization that their is a thin line between things you can and cannot control. If a girl decides that she doesn't want to go out with me after I make a strong pitch, that means she isn't interested and I need to move on. I can't control how the girl feels about me. I can control how to handle the situation. Instead of feeling sad and depressed that she doesn't want to go out with me, I can use that energy on trying to find another girl to go out with. This is an obstacle to say the least, and won't come easy, but a lot of things in life don't come easy. You get out of things what you put in to them. Applying for jobs is another example of this. Instead of becoming discouraged after continually applying for jobs and being rejected I need to focus that energy on trying harder and using different techniques to apply for jobs. I believe there are three phases of life, surviving, struggling, and living. At one point when I was without a home and dealing with the daily grind of working the night audit, sleeping in my car and on the floor, I was surviving. Now that I am settled in a lovely new home and I have quit my job and found an exciting new job doing what I love, I am struggling. From the surface you would think that I am living, but if you look hard you can see that there are pieces missing in my life that I need to find and hold on to. A woman is the first thing that comes to mind. I have learned that I need to pick up the old motto you have nothing left to lose once again and bring it to another level. I need to make moves, show confidence, be myself, and have in the back of my mind that time is short. I need to believe that I can mean more to a woman than they can mean to me. I have a lot to offer. The other thing missing is my sense of content. I have struggled with this issue my entire life. I am never satisfied with where I am and I feel that if I am somewhere else I will live a more happy life. This can or cannot be the case. I need to make the best out of what I have or don't have everyday. I need to recognize that I won't truly appreciate what I have until its gone. I may not know the right way to go about accomplishing these things but the important thing is to learn as I go. I am entering a new phase in my life-post graduation, it looks like a battlefield with dead soldiers and skeleton heads, but beyond that is a tropical beach. I am in control of my life.