Disappointment!

Think about the last time you were really disappointed -- truly, deeply, certainly disappointed. Maybe it was a few days ago, earlier this week, or even something you are dealing with right now. We all go through disappointment at times and it's helpful to understand what it looks like and how to overcome it to achieve unparalleled performance.

Being disappointed is worse than being hurt, injured, or getting in trouble. It's a different feeling of genuine loss and sorrow.

It's a feeling of momentary emptiness as the logic of the world seems to fade into the background with our immediate loss being the only thing in the spotlight of our entire being.  It hurts.

It's tangible weariness and a cognitive dissonance from the belief that "life really does go on". It's a kind of temporary hopelessness that left unchecked can cause us to spiral out of control into sub-par performance habits.

Disappointment is a fact of life and happens to all of us -- that part is inescapable and "unfairly" true.  The only way to escape being disappointed is to live a life of ribald cynicism (which itself is poisonously unhealthy).

Working through disappointment is not only possible but can lead to consistently stellar results over the long run.  Here is now you deal with it:

  1. Recognize that you are disappointed in the situation...
  2. Replay in your mind a past occurrence of triumph after disappointment...
  3. Repurpose the importance of your current goals as a natural extension of your past achievements...
  4. Recommit to taking specific and immediate activity toward your re-purposed goals...

I have heard it said that "Motion creates Emotion" and I believe it.  Passion is never 100% logical or entrepreneurship and master marketing skills would have been dead along time ago.

Have you ever noticed that it is the slightly intangible energy of a fighter who refuses to quit while sustaining blow after blow that inspires those who observe...  Every part of our being fights alongside that fighter as he struggles to win.  And yet it is not us who is in the battle.  It is the fighter.  His disappointment is our inspiration.  We win even as it appears that the fighter is losing...

The emotional energy we need to leverage success starts with simple movement toward our goals -- and that is where focus needs to be placed.  Focus on future success leads us to act in a way that actually leads to more success in spit of current circumstances.

Here is a look at reality:

  • Failure is never permanent...
  • Feelings about failure are never permanent..
  • What looks like failure now can look like accidental success tomorrow...

Ultimate reality is that you control you own opportunities for success.

There is nothing that can NOT be achieved and there is NO ONE who can NOT achieve...

(DEWism)