Well I tried to keep my pessimistic side at bay and hoped for the best at my soccer game last night, but we lost 4-0. We commiserated afterwards with cake and pizza, and tried to figure out what went wrong. After a few hours, more than was actually spent playing the game, we decided we needed more game play practice, among other things.
Now after having four hours of sleep last night, I've put the game behind me and have moved on to focusing on next weeks challenge.
I guess this is what we have to do when we receive a rejection. Take a moment to be sad, angry, and disappointed, or just have a good cry in the bathroom, but then move on. Put that letter behind us and keep trying.
Maye it's not about being pessimistic or optimistic, but being resilient. Having the perseverance to keep going and not give up.
Hopefully I can maintain that attitude as I begin quering and try to make it through this incredibly hard soccer season.