Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Wcyeung123, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Wcyeung123

    Wcyeung123 Member

    Sep 21, 2015
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    I am not having any luck with the nominations. I applied for three and rejected me. I am not feeling to good on the last one. I do not know what I'm doing wrong.
  2. RT10

    RT10 Member

    Jan 22, 2016
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    Don't be so hard on yourself.

    You are competing with some very qualified individuals.

    You probably aren't doing anything wrong - again, just extremely competitive.

    Don't beat yourself up; grow from it if it doesn't work out.
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  3. Skegs

    Skegs Member

    Nov 28, 2015
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    The level of the candidates is extremely high; Im amazed to see and meet theses students who have such an incredible level of academics combined with sports, leadership positions, and other community involvement.

    RT10 is correct; don't be to hard on yourself.

    Find your ultimate destination and if one path to it closes, find another.
  4. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

    Sep 27, 2008
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    Ditto don't be too hard on self.

    Learning how to stay positive, face disappointment and motivate yourself to move on is a part of being a "grown-up." Along your path, you will face major disappointments with not getting jobs, not getting a promotion, in your love life, in family matters, any number of things.

    You play this hand to the end, determine if you want to try again, and saddle up Plan B. Or you realize you can let this dream go and try something else. Pat yourself on the back for putting yourself out there and trying. Many don't even try.

    Remember when you were 12 or so and couldn't wait to be an adult and run your own life? Here you are, and the self-knowledge you will gain in managing your mood, stress and determination is learned at precisely these times of disappointment.

    You will learn if you are a glass-half-empty or glass-half-full person. The half-full people give themselves 5 minutes for a pity party, then get going.
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  5. farmgirl1776

    farmgirl1776 Member

    Sep 4, 2015
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    I would say that if you got rejected in Virginia or California (or some such high population state), that you should not be discouraged.

    However, if you got rejected in North Dakota, then I would have someone look over your application and give you some feedback. Even if you don't reapply next year, you would probably get feedback that will be useful on whatever path you choose.
  6. flying8764

    flying8764 Member

    Oct 24, 2015
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    As I told my DS in the end no matter what opportunity is what you make of it. God has a plan and you just need to help find plan B,C and D. Get back up and get back into the game and keep trucking on. It takes a lot just to get where you are, take a deep breath in and keep going on those plans. Hang in there!
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