Dealing With Disappointment - Why We Get Disappointed!

We disappoint ourselves
Others disappoint us

Various outcomes which we have no control of disappoint us.
Even our pet dog can disappoint us!

There really is no escape. We have all been hit by various disappointments in this journey of life.

Since of late I’ve been looking into my recent disappointments and wondered why I was so disappointed in those situations.
This made me realize that I was disappointed because what I expected didn’t happen. I wrote about, Expectations: Is It A human Weakness? before, and this may be an echo of that post.

Why We Get Disappointed

So basically we disappointed when things don’t to live up to our expectations.
Disappointment is our emotional reaction to not getting what we want or expect.

Does that mean we should give up on expectations? I don’t think there is any excitement in life if we don’t expect anything.

For example, if you study well for an exam you expect a better grade.
If you are continuously performing well in your job, you expect a promotion.

No matter who you are or where you live, disappointment will always find you – it’s a shared human experience. But we don’t all respond to disappointment in the same way.
I am not here to tell you what others have already said..
“One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.”
- Henry Ward Beecher

“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream, and how you handle disappointment along the way.” Robert Kiyosaki

A disappointment is a good thing
Everything happens for a reason
God has a plan for you

As far as I can see there is no way to shield ourselves from future disappointment.
Disappointment is like emotional quicksand that drags you down and tried to bury you!

What matters is how you pick yourself up after that happens.

I would like to hear your opinion on this. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts.

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Crystal said...

I believe when you fall down you get back up,when someone disappoints you, you get back into the game. Yes, you should have expectations and plans. But when things do not go your way, Suck It Up and try again. When you achieve what you were expecting or something better, or comparable you will be excited that you did.

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Tiraj Adikari said...

You got the first part right. Disappointments arise from expectations. Bigger the expectation, bigger the disappointment. But clearly it’s not only a human thing. Even animals have expectations and disappointments. I don’t agree with you on that “lessening the expectations makes one’s life dull”,

When one realises the nature of life and what goes around his expectations surely diminishes without compromising happiness. So ultimately it’s your choice. Be dumb and get great disappointments or be wise and avoid external mishaps troubling your peace….

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Inspiring article. I often get disappointed and it sometimes lead to unpleasant behavior towards my family members. I should commit myself to overcome that feeling.

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Joy said...

In my opinion, we experience great disappointments when we have attachments to something. In order to lessen disappointments is to exercise preference rather than expectation. I used "lessen" because disappointments are normal and it's part of life.

And I agree with Tiraj Adikari, when you experience disappointments in life, it depends on how you respond to it. Would you feel sorry for yourself or try again, stand up and prefer for the best to happen.

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Well everyone has their own opinions how they deal with disappointments but according to religion Islam which I have experienced too myself that when you get disappoint Read and Learn Quran and pay attention to your prayers too ask Allah and He will provide you the light you wanted, trust me ...

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