He Didn’t Get His Promotion… 9 Perfect Statements to Cheer Him Up

3. “Your effort will not be wasted.” Remind him of the importance of his past effort.

“I saw your perseverance in working toward the goal.” Recognize his hard work and make him realize that the effort he put into it is not in vain. “I know you even went to the office on your day off.” Specific examples like this is evidence that someone somewhere has acknowledged his hard work.