How Not Getting That Promotion Can Be a Gift
You've worked hard. You're certain you'll be getting that overdue, much deserved promotion. Then...it doesn't happen. Someone else gets the big promotion and you're left wondering "Why me?"
There is nothing more deflating than getting passed over for a promotion. Especially when you know you not only “deserved” it but you are the most qualified person for the job. It happens every day. I could give you a list a mile long of people who were overlooked in favor of someone or something else. Me included. And let’s be real – there is nothing more demotivating than having to show to work the next day. Your faith in the company and even worse, your own performance, is usually shaken to the core. Many people turn nasty, ok, bitter. But getting passed over is almost one of the best things that can happen to your career. And it’s definitely better in helping you further your career, than getting a free pass.