If we’re going to aim for anything worthwhile in life, we’re going to be disappointed at some point on the journey.
We fall short of expectations – our own and those of others.
One has way more potency and is reflected in the image we see in the mirror.
The gift of disappointment is that it offers us a choice and an opportunity.
Do we stay down or get back up?
Staying down is an option, but the only time we’ve actually failed is when we don’t get back up.
The gift of choice lies in the need to dig deep. Without it, we may never know what we’re truly capable of, for every new moment oozes with opportunity.
Taking the long view, what if the way it played out was exactly how it needed to play out for our desire to become a reality down the track?
What if our time-based reality and our need to dictate the timing provides us with a distorted view of accomplishment?
We can only connect the dots going backward. Putting too much store in the present moment robs us of the long view needed to want to get back up again.
The way we process our disappointment, too, has a profound bearing on how quickly we get back up if we so choose, and how.
It’s hard to deal with disappointment and connect the dots alone.
A truly committed team is there to support us, rain, hail, or shine. But it’s our lead to take.
Interestingly, our future depends on it.