Dealing with disappointment is a tricky thing. It is never nice to have your hopes and expectations dashed.
Disappointment comes when you have allowed yourself to believe that something will happen, and it turns out not to be the case.
It is very easy to allow this disappointment to consume you and to become a beast that sucks away your positivity. But life will always throw a curve ball your way. You just have to remain focused and realise that just because something didn’t turn out the way you expected it to, it doesn’t mean that that door is now closed. And even if it is, it doesn’t have to be the end of the world.
Perhaps it is just a case of reformulating a plan, or seeing if there is a different way to get there.
If there isn’t a way of making it happen, maybe you need to look at adjusting your expectations.
In any case, disappointment is disappointing, but it is important not to let it tear you down completely. Have a moment to rage about it if you must and then put it to bed. Dwelling on stuff never helped anyone!
Use the energy you would have spent feeling cross or deflated and instead channel it towards your revised plan or new course of action. It is the only way to move forward.
How do you deal with disappointment?