Coping with letdowns is always a challenge. This is especially true when it’s a promotion you were trying for, or a new position. Unfortunately, there is almost always competition, and there will be times that you don’t get the position or promotion you wanted. It’s okay, but it can be really hard to deal with. When you start judging your self-worth based on your letdowns, you might find that you’re doing harm to your recovery.
When you have a letdown – and we all do – it’s important to know how to deal with it so you can pick yourself up, learn about the process of what you’re seeking and still feel great about who you are, and your value to the world.
When it comes to a promotion
When it comes to getting a promotion, it’s important to remember that there are likely a lot of people going for the same promotion. Coping with letdowns like this can be hard, but taking a good look at the process, and feeling good about the parts of the process that went well can go a long way toward helping you realize that it’s not about the person you are, it’s about the skills that you might not have had.
In fact, much of the time when you’re seeking a promotion it can be a matter of your skills more than anything else. Skills can be fixed, so it should make coping with the fact that you didn’t get the promotion you were seeking easier to handle.
Your work usually doesn’t define you
It’s also really important to remember when you’re coping with letdowns that your work doesn’t usually define you, and letting it can be dangerous to your recovery efforts. You do your job, you give it your all, and you come home to your real life. Of course, we all want to make more and enjoy the respect that comes with a higher position, but this isn’t always the end-all-be-all of what makes you who you are, and you should understand that there is much more to you than whether or not you get a promotion.
Ultimately, coping with letdowns can be really tough. It’s right about this time that taking a good look at who you are, the life you live, and all the other things that you do each day can help you to see that there is much more to you than a promotion. Be okay with yourself, and your recovery efforts, and you’ll find when everything fits you’ll get the job you’re meant to have.