I work for a large company here locally, for 25 years now, currently leading a large group of folks in a call center environment. When I was first getting into leadership, I was turned down for a promotion 3x before finally getting the job that helped me earn an additional four promotions to my current role.
My failures in not landing the same job 3x before finally breaking through helped me learn a little about perseverance and ability to receive and implement feedback.
To this day, personally and professionally, I think I leverage a pretty solid work ethic, self-awareness and a legit commitment to self-improvement to overcome obstacles and provide for my family. Getting told "no" a bunch of times early in my career helped foster those traits.