We do not like rejections in life. We also want to become successful. However, if you are a freelance writer then you should be mentally prepared for both of them. First of all, you will send you writings to many newspapers, magazines and publishers and it is normal that you will get rejected in your early years of your freelance career. This happens to majority of them.
Failure is no way better than rejection. You write something with a lot of efforts and then your readers did not like it. Of course, you have to be persistent and continue. Laziness will never take you far. Today, I read a cover story in a computer magazine and I realized that the person who wrote it did it in a very lazy fashion. He did not do any research and this way it became a very bad cover story. It is bad for both the writer and the magazine.
You should not be like this if you wan to become a successful writer. You have to remember that it is a long and tough process. You need all the mental energy and dedication.