How to Deal with Disappointment

Flip a Frustrating Situation into Your Advantage

No matter what someone’s perfectly-curated Instagram feed tells you about how successful they are, no matter how many Chanel bags they have, or how many pairs of Louboutin are in their immaculate closet, I guarantee you they have to deal with disappointment.

We deal with disappointment on a daily basis. We deal with disappointment in varying degrees, some more than others, and at different times in our lives.

You might experience disappointment in your relationships, disappointment with your kids, disappointment at work, disappointment with yourself, or disappointment in your business.

Disappointment is that feeling you get when an outcome doesn’t match up to your expectations. In the words of the Rolling Stones, “You can’t always get what you want.”

No One Likes to Be Disappointed

I haven’t met a person who actually enjoys disappointment. I know I certainly don’t! I’m a planner, I like to have things laid out, know the action steps, and I’m all about visualization to get what I want from this life!

And, in addition to practicing these successful principles for myself, I teach this stuff to others too! I help my mentoring clients learn:

  • Visualization techniques

  • The power of daydreaming

  • How to harness the Law of Attraction

Despite the best- laid plans… when something doesn’t go the way I think it should, or thought it should, ahem, when it doesn’t go exactly “my way” … I find myself having all the same emotions you do when my hopes come crashing down.

Disappointment leaves us feeling sad, rejected, lonely, mad, and sometimes just wondering “WHY!?”

In a nutshell, disappointment sucks.

How to Face Disappointment Like Rocky

One of my favorite movies of all time is the Rocky series (besides Rocky III, another story for another day). In the Rocky movies, he just keeps on getting up again, and again, and again.