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Things go wrong in life. That’s just the way it is. The bad news is, it is usually
unexpected, unwanted, and inconvenient. The good news is, it happens to everyone. It
is a universal reality that everyone can relate to. So, yes, things go wrong – but that can
be ok.
Things going wrong can cause very good things can happen – if you allow for the
possibility. How you manage disappointment says a lot about your maturity and your
ability to adapt. Additionally, learning to manage the feelings that come with
disappointment make it easier to manage more disappointment, which is inevitable.
Feeling disappointed is always hard, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
Disappointment can be a gateway to change. Sometimes experiencing disappointment
leads to big decisions that actually improve a situation.
Decisions to:
● Make a change
● Stop a behavior
● End a dysfunctional relationship
● Change a career
● And more
If you’re going through a disappointing time, ask yourself these questions:
Q: Is there an opportunity for change resulting from this disappointment?
Q: Would I feel better if I take a specific action?
Q: Is there something I can do to prevent this from happening again?
Q: Am I open to finding moving past my disappointment?
Asking yourself these questions can make it possible to flip your disappointment into a
new opportunity or a new way of thinking. Be willing to move past the disappointment
and into the possibility that perhaps something new, different, and better could result
from this set back.