Dealing with disappointment

My thoughts are all over the place today. So much on my mind. I’m dealing with disappointment, feelings of sadness and grief and dealing with apathy as well. I’m aware that I inevitably bring more stress into my life when I subject myself to situations all the time.

Perhaps trying to focus positively on our thoughts will allow us to react to disappointment more positively. That perhaps when we don’t succeed, it’s because we were never meant to. Perhaps life shouldn’t be about reaching great heights all the time and if we did we’d have nothing to aspire to.

That perhaps life should be about living each day to the fullest and being happy, whether we meet with success or disappointment. But we must learn to deal with disappointment because that’s part of life.

Perhaps, therefore we should come to accept that at that moment it wasn’t our time to shine. That there will be other times and we must be patient.


15 Apr, 2012

4 thoughts on “Dealing with disappointment

  1. I agree with you. Just accept what comes along and you won’t be disappointed. I say, “oh well, that’s life” a lot and accept what is dealt to me; or “that’s my luck.”

    It’s like having something and losing it. I don’t get disappointed anymore, I just enjoy the time I had it.

    1. That’s good Lisa. The hard part is keeping up with accepting our disappointments. We usually start off well intentioned until they begin to get to us.

      Thanks for posting Lisa.

  2. Disappointment is one of those things that eventually we all have to face.

    Sometimes it’s hard not to take things personally, but I guess the lesson is that it’s not usually personal, but as you say just circumstances.

    I like Lisa’s point about accepting what comes along with a ‘ce la vie’ approach.

    1. I agree with both of your points.

      As long as we continue to perceive disappointment in a positive way, we will never take disappointment personally.

      I take the view that if I have done my best there is no reason why I should.

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