I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
Boo is a lot louder than a cheer. If you have 10 people cheering and one person booing, all you hear is the booing.
Rejection is part of the game. Or rather, rejection is part of the profession. A profession which at times can feel like a game.
We are always afraid to ask because we aren’t afraid of the answer but the feeling of rejection.