Rejection can be the hardest thing to face. Whether it's rejection from your crush, or if you get turned down from your dream school or internship, it somehow always manages to feel like the literal worst when the possibility that was once at your fingertips turns into a hard "no." Nobody knows this feeling better than actors, who constantly get turned down at auditions and are constantly fighting for new roles. That's right – even the top performers in the industry will tell you that they hear the word "no" more times than they hear "yes," – and they have found various ways to cope over their experiences.
Stars like Selena Gomez, Sofia Carson, and Demi Lovato all heard a discouraging amount of "maybe next times" before landing the roles that changed their lives, which just goes to show you that you can never give up while you are chasing your dreams, no matter what they may be! The advice they have discovered along the way will also help soften the rejections you face in your own life – even if you're not vying for a major film role or theater project.
Click through the gallery to see what your favorite stars have had to say about facing rejection – and channeling it into some of their biggest successes!