Undoubtedly part of any musicians life is the auditioning for new gigs. Obviously we won't land every gig we audition for and in some cases those calling the shots for the gig will find/want someone else for whatever reason and we can lose the gig. Obviously we need to handle this professionally the "hiring" party. However, there is the personal, inner turmoil, possible self-doubt, etc. that comes with losing a gig or being passed over for the job. Ideally,the most positive way to take this is to figure out what your shortcomings might have been and woodshed to improve in that area. However my real question is how do you deal with the mental and emotional aspect of not getting or losing a gig. I have been passed over or lost some gigs lately, and while I'm not being hit too hard by it I wanted to seek out some advice from the more "seasoned" cats among the community on what you do to keep your outlook positive when facing times like this.