You are called in for a private meeting by your senior mentor; you are geared up to soak in some praises for the position you recently got promoted to and are doing well in. But what if your mentor tells you very quietly that he is replacing a certain colleague in your place. How do you react? At that point in time, the best you can do is nod your head or ask them why. But you still haven’t been able to soak in the gravity of the news. It’s only after sometime that you begin to feel angry, hurt, betrayed, belittled, and may be revengeful.
When stripped away of status, control, security, and money, it is very easy to feel disheartened and lose faith in yourself. Your confidence takes a hit. However, instead of glooming over what’s lost, recognize why it happened. Answer questions honestly and that will help you bounce back.