It hurts to be called an amateur, when you work so hard. It hurts to be rejected. It hurts to be underappreciated. It hurts to be corrected. Yet, you can embrace and overcome the criticism, and by doing so you learn and grow. We all believe the stories we tell ourselves, don’t let the stories of others become your own. You must put your own spin on everything. Stories can be re-told to overcome pain. Since you can re-tell the story, tell the story of your life in a way that you want to be known and heard.