If you seek to make a change or do something important, your work might be rejected along the way.
What will you do after that?
Instead of losing hope, deciding to back off, keeping your head low and do what you're told from now on, or worse, learn nothing and persist. Why don’t you:
- Realize that what might have happened is that you asked the wrong person, who wants something other than what you want. Resolve to do a better job of seeing where your work will be needed and recognized.
- Accept that you didn't tell a story that resonated, that your homework, your details, your promise--something didn't resonate. Figure out what it was, and learn to do better next time.
It takes grit and resilience, but it will be better than being terminally frustrated.