Have you ever been disappointed? Who hasn’t? If you’re trying to accomplish anything in your life, you’re bound to meet disappointment more often than you’d like. Since disappointment is such a common emotion, learning to overcome disappointment is a pretty valuable skill.
Disappointment doesn’t have to negatively impact your life. In fact, you can use disappointment to create a better and stronger version of yourself.
Try these techniques to use disappointment to your advantage:
- Review the reason for your disappointment. When you feel disappointed, ask yourself, “Should I feel disappointed?” Perhaps you’re feeling disappointed about something that’s completely outside of your control. If so, make a plan to just move forward, instead.
- The second question to ask yourself is, “How did I get into this predicament? What went wrong?” Identify your mistakes and miscalculations, so you can adjust your approach.
- Do you believe your issue is one of a lack of effort or patience? If this is true, it might be necessary to put in more effort. Or do you need to make a new plan? The new plan might be to pursue a completely different objective, or to take a new approach to the same objective.
- Disappointment requires reevaluation. This is an important step before making a decision on your future course of action.
- Allowing the past to negatively impact your future will only stifle your results.
- If you’re feeling emotionally compromised, allow yourself time to cool down, so you can make an intelligent decision.
How do you currently deal with disappointment? How would you like to deal with disappointment in the future? The choice is yours. Handling disappointment intelligently can take your life to the next level, rather than letting it drag you down. Keep your head up, the long-term in mind, and forge on.
Lastly, if you have any questions or believe that I could help in any way please don’t hesitate to contact me at TriStarKarate.com or you can always reach me at 815-932-5425