Disappointment is the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations or hopes to manifest. Similar to regret, it differs in that a person feeling regret focuses primarily on the personal choices that contributed to a poor outcome, while a person feeling disappointment focuses on the outcome itself.[1] It is a source of psychological stress.[2] The study of disappointment—its causes, impact, and the degree to which individual decisions are motivated by a desire to avoid it—is a focus in the field of decision analysis,[1][3] as disappointment is one of two primary emotions involved in decision-making.[4]

Well… that’s what Wikipedia says about disappointment. Here’s what I have to say about disappointment, It happens.  To the very best of us doesn’t it?  I experienced some pretty heavy disappointment today.  I’d love to give all of the gory details, but there’s somDisappointment-Quotesething about that — well, that just seems inappropriate.  But just the same, here I am today sitting with my Eggnog Chai, and my big ol’ cup of disappointment.

And here’s the thing… I tried something new.  Something I may not have if not for the complete love and passion  I have for something else.  I have a great network of support.  My husband, well he rocks.  And then there is Miss Jones.  That’s probably the best source of coaching I received today for me and my cup of disappointment.

I have a pretty magnificent life.  It’s filled with great friends and family, it’s filled with things that make my heart light.  I have a great job a dynamite career that I have built with each action supporting the next.  I have a God that is for me and seriously… who can beat that? If He is for me… well then who can be against me?

At the end of all of this… I am still able to participate in the things that drive me, the places where my passion lives — it will just look a little bit different, and maybe then again, not so much.  And the thing about a perspective box, well, it’s a nice place to take a walk.

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1 Response to Disappointment.

  1. Stunkard says:

    Great words…again. But next time? How about some gory details? Just kidding 😉 Disappointment blows. It’s a joy sucker.

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