Hearing “no” stings
When you do the work, when you hear “no” or in some cases “why” it can hurt, especially if you’ve laid the case in a way that makes sense to you.
I’ve had it happen to me before, and I know it sucks. It can start you down the path of negative self-talk rather fast.
One thing I try to keep in mind, however, is that each time this happens, its resistance.
How do you build muscles? Resistance.
Pushback can push you up. And with that in mind, reframe it as an opportunity to get stronger.
One day it is going to count.
Pushback pushes you up.