I recently left my job to take some break and focus on studying for interviews and applying full time. I completely forgot how hurtful I feel when I get rejected by my "dream" company. It's like getting rejected by your crush. I guess the feelings are even stronger since I am putting almost 100% of my time dedicated interview preparation.
How do you all deal with this without losing motivation? How do you keep yourself disciplined and not let it affect your determination? How do you prevent it from affecting your confidence in yourself?
I know this is an overdone topic, but I am curious about how everyone on this community deals with this.
One way I learned is to never resist sad feelings or pretend to be strong. I try let them surface to their fullest and take their course.