When you set high expectations about something and think that it would work out your way and unfortunately, things didn’t turn out as you expected then you start feeling defeated and disappointed. Dealing with disappointments sometimes become difficult and people lose hope. You feel a sense of numbness and void inside you.
Did you feel downhearted and dejected or like it is the end of the world? Every day we deal with disappointments.
“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire and how you handle disappointment along the way.”
You will be surprised, but feeling disappointed (short term) can be advantageous. Feeling disappointed can be lucrative in various ways. Let’s have a look on some of the points and turn your disappointments into your favor. Here are some steps that will help you to overcome disappointments and focus on your goals.
CONCEDE HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT SITUATION
This is the first step to concede your feelings about situations. Hiding disappointments will only prevent you from moving forward and makes you feel sad all the time. So admit it honestly and openly. Spend some time with yourself and analyze things like – what really happened, what should have happened and why you are feeling disappointed about things that happened. This will clarify the understanding of your expectations and thoughts.
“One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.”
ANALYZE YOUR EXPECTATIONS
It’s time to get deeper into the situation and inspect what expectations you had before the circumstances took place?Continue asking yourself and you might realize that your expectations were unrealistic or were not flexible. No expectations means, no reason to be disappointed.
“Expect nothing and appreciate everything.”
LEARN FROM YOUR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCES
Ask yourself – what I can learn from you previous experience, what I can learn about how to set expectations and what all the things I should learn that will help me approach things differently in the future, this will help you to see through clouds. Open your eyes to the new perspectives and possibilities.
“God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.”
MODIFY YOUR OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTATIONS
Analyze the things and then modify your objectives and expectations, as it will help you to see things more realistically and more clearly. Raise the bar higher, once you hit the target.
Instead of concentrating on your problems and disappointments, focus on your goals and try the above tips because falling down doesn’t means that you have to stay down. Be ready, willing and able to pick yourself up.