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The Reason Of Disappointment

Why am I disappointed?
It can be difficult to explain why you are disappointed, but asking the right question about the reason gets you towards the root of the problem. This is the first step in effectively fighting against it.

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Could I have done anything to prevent it?
We can feel regret along with disappointment, but we have to realize that every circumstance is not in our control. In most cases, we don't control much, and even if we do, the pain can be a catalyst in our growth.

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When I look back after five years, will this setback have made me worse off?
Pain may actually be a good thing, and should not to be avoided, but endured. It gives us insight towards the direction of our problems and turns out to be the foundation of our strength, growth and success.

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We can ask ourselves five questions when faced with disappointment, that will help us to cope better with it:

  1. Why am I disappointed?
  2. What could I have done to prevent it?
  3. How will I perceive this disappointment in five years?
  4. When I look back after five years, will this setback have made me worse off?
  5. What can I learn from this?

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How will I see this in five years?
See your disappoint from time's perspective, and see the big picture, asking yourself if all this will matter in a few years time or not. Sometimes setbacks are good for us in the long run.

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What can I learn from this?
Our pain and disappointments come with useful lessons of life, becoming a catalyst for our transformation into a mature and wise person.

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Disappointment As Part of Life

Disappointment is a part of life that comes up when hopes or expectations aren’t met. All of us feel disappointment at times in our relationships, in other people, and in ourselves. It’s not an easy feeling to sit with, but there are healthy (and unhealthy) ways to cope with this unavoidable emotion.

It might be tempting to handle disappointment by avoiding it altogether. One way to do this is to not have expectations in the first place. But this isn’t realistically possible. Also, expectations are helpful for us in many ways.

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Coping with  disappointment

Pretend that you got out of bed one morning feeling disappointed, and you don't know why.

The first thing to do is facing that negative feeling and not suppressing it. While it may feel uncomfortable for a day, suppressing your emotions will take much longer to overcome.

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Things that should be taught in every school
  1. Personal finance: credit cards, savings and retirement;
  2. Relationships: communication, consent, sexuality;
  3. Logic and Reasoning: Logical progressions; 
  4. Self-Awareness: thinking about thoughts and feelings;
  5. Skepticism: nothing is certain, there are no things completely reliable.

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