Most of us have been, or eventually will be, passed over for something. It could be a promotion or raise, academic scholarship or grant, bank loan or financing, new customer or a love interest. No matter what you do, it can---and probably will happen. Being overlooked or passed over feels like shit! It can make you question your self-worth and perceived value. It can feel down-right deflating. But, what I have learned is that experiencing situations where you are passed over can work to your advantage.