Humans see life through narratives. What happened yesterday and what may happen tomorrow is a story that we create for ourselves and can serve as the perception we have towards the world we live in.
That’s why rejection is so hard. It’s not that rejection in it of itself is any more significant than acceptance but the stories we tell ourselves as to why someone said no, went with the other company or left the team is what makes reality our reality.
What’s good about this point is that we can create the narrative that best helps us take the next steps.
It’s your story and you have control over how you tell the story to yourself.