Posts Tagged ‘rejection’

Keep your cool after rejection

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Remember that high school romance that ended badly? The one who promised you eternal love ended up on somebody else’s arm at the prom. And all you could do was watch.

Fast-forward to adult life and the workplace, and that painful prom is roughly the situation for millions of workers who are passed over for promotions each year, only to continue working in the same department—often for the person who actually got the job.

It’s natural to sink into a self-pitying funk and to beam that dark attitude into everyone you meet. But do yourself a favor and DON’T DO IT. Nothing will cling to you longer and harder than a reputation for being a poor loser or a whiner. (more…)