We all experience disappointment at some points in our lives.

So, what are some thoughts to handle it in the most resourceful way possible?

It is important to know that disappointment is not a bad thing. It could mean a number of things. It could mean that your expectations were not met. It could also mean that you went for something bigger than yourself and missed it. Or it could mean that someone else let you down.

No matter what, disappointment is not a “bad” thing. What if we were able to look at disappointment without judging it? What resource could it provide?

I think there are 2 primary ways to go with this:

1. From now on, set clear expectations with yourself and others. This doesn’t mean you won’t be let down, but it significantly decreases the chances.

2. Keep taking risks. I think when we are going after the life we dream of, disappointment can be paralyzing at times. We must reconnect with the “why” behind our dreams and then find a way to get back on track.

What do you think? Feel free to share thoughts or questions in the comments section.