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Eliza Tabor said, “Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.” Disappointment is defined as: the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. We will all have disappointments and be forced to deal with them; we are not immune to being disappointed from time to time. In fact:
Throughout your life, you’ll be faced with many disappointments. Perhaps you’re dealing with a disappointment right now. Whether someone you trusted and loved let you down, whether something in your work or business didn’t go right, whether your life isn’t where you want it to be — life just has a way of kicking us when we’re already down. Disappointment is not an easy thing to face, but standing strong in the face of disappointment and picking yourself up afterwards is crucial to living a good life.
Unfortunately, so many persons allow today’s disappointments to determine their tomorrow. People quit hoping, quit dreaming, and quit striving for a better tomorrow. It’s sad, really, that we allow today’s disappointments to dictate our future. To help you be prepared to deal with disappointment in the future, remember the following:
- Understand that disappointments won’t last forever; eventually, we can and will get over them.
- Don’t allow disappointment to affect the rest of our lives.
- Never give up hope.
No one can go through life and never be disappointed. Let’s face it — disappointments can either make us stronger or cause us to give up on really living and enjoying life. Either way, disappointment won’t last forever, so we shouldn’t allow it to affect our lives forever. Let’s move past our disappointments and start to hope and dream again.
Just a Thought,
Published on Monday, October 19, 2015 @ 5:23 AM CDT
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