Awkwardness, embarrassment, fear, anxiety and all other bad emotions associated with being rejected by women or indeed in any social interaction are completely irrelevant, they are perceived and are not real, it's in your head.
The way around this is to realise it. All women want attention, however they don't want some guy to be the same as all the rest. Think about all your best nights, I don't know about you but I have my best nights of pick up when it doesn't really matter to me about the outcome, I'm just there to have fun. This can be applied if you had a bad day, a break up even an argument with your mum.
The reason that some people believe sarging solves problems is cus it's such a good way to take your mind off them. When I have a shit day I sarge because it takes my mind off it, but I know that's why I'm doing it so the outcome doesn't matter, so I'm more relaxed and end up doing better than normal.
So by this logic, if you go out without worrying too much about the outcome and just to have fun you should do better.
Just some idea that I came across during that kinda half sleeping, half awake moment in the morning. Let me know what ya think