There are some things in life that your wish you’d just known earlier. Like the importance of reading, or the concept of dynamic programming or this useful tidbit of wisdom:
“Don’t be put off if they say no. Rejection is almost always less personal than the rejectee imagines. Just move on to the next. (This applies to dating too.)”
– Paul Graham
Whether professionally, socially or romantically, rejection is very rarely a personal thing. It may be that the rejector was just having a bad day, or that she may have a hundred of other applicants. We all like to think that we’re the centre of the universe but I assure you it’s not the case. This is great news though because as soon as we understand this, we can move on. We can move on to take more risks, move on to make more mistakes and move on to learn so many more new wonderful things. So next time someone says “no”, say “thank you” and move on.