There is no way around it. It sucks to be rejected. On a date, by your kids, by your peers or by a prospect.
To a certain extent, “why” doesn’t matter. Color of my hair? The tone of my laugh? That my metrics are not as good as another’s?
The reason doesn’t matter because it is THEIR reason and it has everything to do with THEM. As my coach often says, “what people think of me is none of my business”.
Still, rejection sucks. It really does.