Okay, I’m not really lamenting (I just thought it was a catchy title)—but I am dealing with disappointment as a blogger/writer. Sometimes, we need a brick wall to fall on top of us before reality clicks in. In my case, it’s because I prefer to believe the best of people and, occasionally (sadly), they prove me wrong.
Short and sweet: I’ve been relying on someone to assist with a few projects. The assurance was there; the product not. Now, I have to get those ducks back in a row and I’m feeling a bit more than overwhelmed by it.
Maybe you’ve been there, too—dealing with disappointment? It’s kind of like writer’s block, isn’t it? You feel . . . stuck.
But then you realize that, yeah, while it does suck, you simply have to suck it up. But don’t sweat it if you feel like having a little woe-is-me party (I’ve a had a few, LOL). Have at it, my friends. Then, move on.
Look at it this way. Everything happens for a reason (there are no coincidences). Forget what was and/or might have been. Consider [and believe in] possibilities and opportunities. As you explore alternatives, you just might:
- make a [fantastic] new contact or three
- discover the [new] outcome proves 10X better
- have found [useful] additional sources/resources
- expand your horizons and knowledge
- realize that determination and conviction can overcome any hurt and disillusion.
It’s a given that there will be people and circumstances that disappoint. It’s an absolute, however, that disappointment is merely a temporary setback. It may maneuver you along a twisting path—sideward, rearward, roundward (my new word)—but that twisting route will ultimately lead to fulfillment and satisfaction.
You can be a half-glass-full or half-glass-empty person. I’ve tended to be the latter for [way] too many years and [way] too many reasons. Today, I declare that I’m a half-glass-full kinda gal . . . with a lovely, luscious Chardonnay.