As many others I have also been disappointed not once, but many times in my life.
I wrote this piece while i was in South Africa. Therefore I have decided to share it in an attempt to help other individuals which are currently facing disappointment.
I hope you find the information useful!
© 2013, All Rights Reserved – Chris Achilleos
There are instances in our lives when we feel so disappointed. Disappointed in others, or disappointed due to certain circumstances, or even disappointed in our own selves. There are people who just keep going despite the disappointments they have come across however, there is also the percentage of people who can not cope with disappointment, especially when it has occurred several times and mainly when one disappointment takes place after the other in a relatively short period of time.
Not coping with disappointment is like actually giving up. One must ask his or her self “Why am I disappointed?”, “What can I do to not feel this way?”, “Can I possibly change my thoughts about this instance, and try to see it from another perspective?”
All individuals face disappointment, there is not one person in this world that has not. Of course, disappointment occurs, not once but in several instances. However, we must learn how to adapt to this feeling so we can eliminate the negative effect it has on our selves and our life.
Say a person has disappointed you without intending to do so. Just express how you feel to that person, try and explain why you were disappointed. Try to make that person understand what it was that bothered you, in order to avoid any similar actions to be repeated in the future. However, also listen to that persons side as well, maybe there is no need to actually feel disappointed because you may have had misunderstood the persons actions.
Ok, maybe someone disappointed you maliciously, you should still let that person know how you felt, and you should still listen to what they have to say. This way you express how you feel without holding your feelings buried inside and also know the other persons view.
There are also those times when certain things come along that disappoint us. It might be that something occurs which stands in the way of our dreams, goals or plans. But we shouldn't get disappointed we must rather see this as an obstacle we must overcome, a battle to be won.
So instead of feeling disappointment, frustration, while boosting our selves with negative feelings we should actually be focusing on how to overcome these obstacles.
Disappointing events/obstacles do occur at times but as they say “what doesn't kill you makes you stronger”.
Never stop fighting and always keep in mind that life is worth everything. All the ups and downs just make you stronger. Don’t give up when you feel disappointed; just remember there are better days coming ahead. This is a little something I had realized in my first year of University.
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