proactive: (adjective) controlling a situation by making things happen or by preparing for future problems; origin: 1993

Tonight, I’m starting a new practice. I’m practicing being proactive.

Long gone are the days of being much younger when things fell into my lap. Competition is getting stiffer. And younger. Seriously, younger than me. And I’m not old. I’m just older than a lot of other people looking for first calls!

I spend atleast 20 minutes every day reminding myself that I’m awesome. Why? Because with each rejection letter or e-mail, I have to remind myself that there’s something worth holding out for. This just wasn’t the place.

I have to remind myself that I have the confidence of a mediocre white man. In fact, I have way more when I don’t think too much about it.

So, here’s to being proactive. Here’s to all the rejection e-mails. Here’s to the job hunt with the competition growing every day.

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