Rejection may be inevitable, but it usually isn't personal.
Whenever you think you can't do something, you should pause to ask what's really stopping you.
What I learned from making a (slight) menace of myself on the ski slopes--and over cheese fries.
It's a simple lesson, really, taught by parents, teachers, coaches, and the history of western literature alike.
Figuring out what you'll work for can teach you a lot about what you want.