Managing Disappointment – February 26 Inspiration

Managing disappointment. It’s inevitable. We all face disappointments in our lives, at one time or another, from mild to major situations or circumstances that may either slightly disrupt our day or totally incapacitate us, depending on the severity of the disappointment. The key is to find the strategy to manage the disappointment so we can learn from it and move forward, rather than allow it to make us bitter and prevent us from growing beyond that particular disappointment.

 

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Here’s your inspiration for this final Friday in February (can you believe it?)…

“All of us must face and deal with disappointment

at different times.

No person alive has everything happen in life

the way they want or in the way they expect.

When things don’t prosper or succeed

according to our plan,

the first thing we feel is disappointment.

This is normal. There is nothing wrong

with feeling disappointed.

But we must know what to do with feeling,

or it will move into something more serious.

In the world we cannot live without disappointment,

but in Jesus we can always be given re-appointment.

We’re letting go of the causes for the disappointment…

We get a new vision, a plan, an idea, a fresh outlook,

a new mindset, and we change our focus to that.

We decide to go on!”

–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”

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My reflections:

It seems like I’ve been reading such timely devotionals lately that I can SO relate to at this time! Funny how that works sometimes. Fortunately, some disappointments have balanced out with better events and circumstances…allowing me to become “better not bitter.”

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

How do you manage disappointment?

Do you find it easy to put disappointment behind you, so you can be “better not bitter”?

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Single photo pillow with imprinted photo--me as a baby!
Single photo pillow with imprinted photo–me as a baby!

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. I just accepted it then move on. This post is so inspirational. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I try not to hold on to disappointment and move on. It’s a part of life and I really enjoyed your post.

  3. Agreed I have faced disappointment this month but I have learnt to tak e aposiitve experience from it rather than a negative one!
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  4. Great quote.All of us experience life challenges. Disappointment is inevitable, but we should learn from it and move forward and think positive!
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  5. You could say disappointment is one of the side effects of being human. It’s going to happen, so be prepared for it.
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  6. It is hard not to become bitter. Life can kick you hard.

  7. That’s right. It’s not the problems that we face that’s the issue, it’s normally how we react to those problems. It’s always better to look at it at a positive light and view it as a room for improvement.

  8. Sometimes we are disappointed, but then we become stronger because of it.

  9. I don’t find it easy, but I’m a forgive and never forget person. Fool me once, but never twice.
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  10. I haven’t become bitter yet. I am getting slightly discouraged though. Mine has been going on since the end of May and some things are still so big and looming. Trying to victor…wishing it would come soon.

  11. Disappointment usually happens when your expectations are too high – one way to deal with it is to never expect too much from life or people – I’m not saying to become cynical or to stop dreaming, but simply accept the possibility of not getting the outcome you wish for.

  12. It’s hard but it is part of life. Sometimes I just don’t set my expectation too high so when disappointment comes, it isn’t as bad lol
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  13. I saw this post a long time ago that said Its hard to get disappointed when you set others peoples expectations of them low. I hate it to be like that but it safe…sometimes giving people too much credit an burn your so set lower expectations for humans and high expectations for yourself.

  14. I guess it is only natural to feel disappointed. However, when we manage to move on afterwards, we just may have learned a valuable lesson in life.

  15. disappointment is a very normal thing in life we all have to deal with the trick is never stop trying and soon that disappointment will change into happines
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  16. It does take discipline and experience to remember that things will pass and the heightened feeling of pain or fear will eventually pass.
    So I’ve learned to just wait…..

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