Don't dwell too much on the gatekeepers. Their actions are rarely personal, as they're dealing with the gatekeepers of their own.
Instead, focus on the areas of life that you have control over. Focus on what you love. Focus on what you're good at. Focus on creating value and joy for the people that matter to you. All the energy spent worry about what a decision-maker is thinking is energy better spent on yourself.
Written February 11, 2020