I use to have a hard time with being told no. I just don’t like rejection. Who does? As a mature adult, I’ve learned to accept no and to always have a Plan B in place. Actually, I kind of like being told no. Usually, when I’m told no I go back to the drawing board and create a better plan. When I finally get my yes it’s usually a better fit all around.
More unsolicited advice to you. Don’t give up on yourself, your goals, your dreams just because you were told no by someone. Maybe your plan needs to be tweaked a little or perhaps it’s fine just as it is. Just because your idea isn’t received by someone or an organization doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea, plan. Sometimes it could be just not the right timing or the right space. I have an idea right now that I’m kicking around to an organization. I know this is one of my best ideas to date. They really like the idea and want to endorse it, but they currently don’t have the resources. I can appreciate that, but I won’t let my idea die. I believe in my idea, this may just not be the space or time for it. So, do us all a favor: Find another way. Plan B. Don’t deny yourself or others of your greatness. Lucky for us, J.K. Rowling found another way otherwise we would have been denied Harry Potter.