As much as I’d told people that I was learning it for the self-discipline and the focus it taught me, just between you, me and the everyone else reading this: I wanted to be Billy Bad-Ass.I had the same fantasies of being Terry Bogard or Van Damme or Jeff Speakman that every other would-be ninja warrior had.
With dating, you can also learn how to roll with rejection.If you never learn how to handle rejection, rejection will shred your soul. I followed her around like a lost puppy for four years.When I confessed my interest in her and asked her out the weekend before graduation she said no…Avoiding over-investing is the first and most obvious part – the less that you let somebody’s symbolic importance build up, the less it bothers you if you don’t synch the way you hoped. Maybe you look like that asshole ex who emptied her bank account, banged her sister and wiped his dick on her favorite teddy bear.Similarly, developing an abundance mentality is critical; after all, when you realize how many amazing women are out there in the world, the fact that this All that happened is that you two didn’t click. All that’s happened is that you’ve gotten an answer to the question “does she want to date you? Take some time, learn from your failures, then try again. Each time you get knocked down, you get back up a little stronger and a little wiser because now you know what not to do for the next time.