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. It is a source of psychological stress. 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, as disappointment is one of two primary emotions involved in decision-making.
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 something 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.