This post has been swirling in my head for the last few months and I’m always worried about how it may be viewed, interpreted or better yet misinterpreted. This space has always been where I work out my thoughts so I hope you don’t mind this indulgence on my part.
- opening the fridge and there being no cold coca cola
- printing a 3D model and watching it be mangled
- realizing the night before you have double booked the next morning
- spending hours on a task and realizing you misread the instructions
- Seeing what you think I s a brilliant idea wilt
- hearing no or not being heard
- having a vision that you can’t seem to communicate clearly
- knowing that you are letting your ego make more of a situation
I don’t think they ever discussed the disappointments in teacher’s college or coaching training, the moments where things don’t go as planned, where reality and expectations didn’t quit meet. Now I think in theory we all know disappointments are a part of life, with the good comes the not so good sometimes. I’m still struggling my way through those moments whenthey appear but I’ve learned that every disappointment is an opportunity for reflection. An opportunity to look at the other side of an argument. An opportunity to practice empathy. An opportunity to innovate, be creative and find a different path.
So the take away? Don’t dwell on the disappointment but rather on the next step.
Now to put that in to practice is a little harder than writing it down.
How do you deal with disappointments?