I have a (good) problem - I don't take no for an answer.
Dream internship? It'll happen soon. National byline? Already happened.
Like I mentioned with emails before, almost 90 percent of the time I don't receive a response or positive answer, but, when I do, it validates (not that it needs any) the faith I put in initially.
I still have items on my to-do list because I refuse to give up on the idea, goal or viewpoint I wrote down. Its always the email or answer you least expect which makes it all worthwhile. Its the job that may be three or four years down the line, but its there - and I know it is.
I think of the word 'no' in the journalism sense as a prolonged yes. Most of the time its a heavy pool of applicants or "we don't do that," but I'll always ask because there is an exception to every rule.
I'll continue the search for the 'yes.' It seemed like right after I am shot down, I'm off sending another three emails for more opportunities because I'm fueled by the no, it makes me want to become a 'Yes Man.'