How do you deal with being impatient? I’m not talking about the “Just tell me what you want already so I can get this transaction done and move on to the next person.” I’m talking about “When is my turn for that? Why did you pick him over me when I’m a better candidate?” I have been on so close to get a promotion twice. I shouldn’t take it as a slight. I should believe that the hiring manager had a reason to believe that he/she found a better candidate for the job. But it feels like such a slight when I didn’t even get beat out by a person in the building; they bypassed all of us for someone who wanted to transfer to a different store. Being the Brain that sometimes (or more frequently at times) has trouble controlling outbursts, I said out loud in earshot of the Assistant General Manager of the store (who I didn’t know was around the corner), “Do they hate us?! It isn’t even someone from our store…AGAIN!!”
- Do you have any tips for controlling your outbursts?
- Do you have any ways that you make yourself more patient in waiting for something good/big?