Nobody can really hurt you.

My first love will always be comedy and Louis CK is one of my absolute favorites. Here he is on The Tonight Show confessing that he campaigned against Jimmy Fallon joining the cast of The Dana Carvey Show because he felt shitty about himself.

This is such an important lesson to creatives in any capacity. It's not about you! When someone criticizes, rejects or ignores your work, it's not about YOU - it's about the other person's perception of you. I know this may feel a little abstract, but here it is in real world terms. Jimmy Fallon is the star of the effing Tonight Show, one of the biggest shows on the planet, and he made it despite rejection.   

You're inevitable. You're a huge talent. You're the real deal. KEEP GOING!