One of the things that we writers are supposed to do, in order to deal with rejection, is to develop a “thick skin.”
I heard this at the very beginning of my writing career, and unfortunately, I took it at face value. I thought that somehow I could build up immunity to the pain of rejection and criticism using willpower or “mind over matter” approaches, the way it’s possible to psyche yourself into tolerating more pain at the dentist’s office.
It doesn’t work this way.
Finish reading here: Mike Wells Official Website: Developing a Thick Skin