How to handle rejection about the promotion that was not granted?

No matter what the scenarios are, it always feels disappointing to receive a rejection.
Especially if that thing that was refused to give to us is something that you truly deserve and worked hard for. One of the biggest setbacks in the workplace that’s so demotivating is not giving you the promotion that you should get, or not get the raise that was promised. The question is, how do you handle it?

I suggest the below tips to get over with such demotivating news and for you to keep going:

      1.       Don’t decide anything while you are at the peak of your emotion.
This is the first thing you should do. Relax your mind and decide not to do anything while you are still burning with rage or sadness. Give yourself some time to absorb the news and don’t let it cloud your mind to decide something that you may regret in the future. Many of us would immediately decide to hand down our resignation and leave the company because we feel that we don’t deserve that treatment or we feel that our hard work is not recognized. I agree it is very saddening and extremely frustrating.

"It is the sweet revenge that cultivates nothing but your development, credibility, and worth."

      2.       Ask for feedback.
Asking feedback is important. This will be a learning platform to gauge your capacity in doing the job. Your boss has something to say about your performance and so it is right to ask. This is also a great chance to know what went wrong and the things that you could have done better.

      3.       Continue to do your best.
Once the decision has been made, there’s nothing that we could do further because we don’t want to beg for something that was refused to us in the first place. Instead, give them your best performance now and the rest of the year. It is the sweet revenge that cultivates nothing but your development, credibility, and worth.

4.       Update your CV.
I am not implying anything but it is better to prepare for something different. You know what I mean.

Read: "10 Tips to Top Up your CV"

Yes, it is hard to accept the fact that sometimes, we feel so little about ourselves because we were not given something that we deserve. However, it is just right to know and make sure that we will not make a wrong move in our career.  Let us feed ourselves with the below wisdom:

“The beauty is that through disappointment, you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.”  - Conan O'Brien