Having high self esteem increases your confidence and your emotional resilience. So things such as rejection and failure will not have a negative impact. This doesn’t mean that you are emotionless and will not care if you fail but simply that in the event of failure you are able to bounce back and keep it moving. Individuals who suffer from depression or other mood disorders may not be able to respond to rejection and failure in this manner. For some it feels like the end. Make sure you are aware of your emotional state so that your mental health can remain balanced.