You don’t control:
if you get passed over.
if the recruiter ghosts you.
if the company cancels on you.
if someone on the team doesn’t care for you.
if you don’t get any feedback after an interview.
if the company drags their feed in making a decision.
if the offer is extremely lower than what you’re expecting.
Yes, all those things suck and shouldn’t happen, but they do.
Understanding that those annoyances you can’t control, and focusing on what you can control, is very important as you continue your journey.
Or maybe to put it another way, as the American rapper/producer/entrepreneur Sean John Combs/Puff Daddy/Puffy/P.Diddy/Diddy says:
“Can’t nobody take your pride, can’t nobody hold you down,
oh no, you got to keep on movin”