Here are some ways to avoid getting disappointed or – at least – reduce it as much as possible.
1. Avoid unspoken unrealistic expectations
Let’s face it we all have expectations for our children, family, friends and staff. However if we don’t voice those out clearly or mention them casually and expect everyone to adhere to them as established rules. Then there is a serious problem in communication.
“If you don’t know what you want, how will you know when you have it?”
Let’s say it’s your birthday and you are secretly wishing that your SO would remember the occasion and get you something nice. If you keep saying that you don’t like birthdays and that you want nothing. Chances are that they will go with what you said and won’t get you anything. You’ll be disappointed when they actually bring nothing and get upset. Here you have no one to blame but yourself!
On the flip side. If someone close to you express their likeness in something during that time of year, then chances are that they want it as a gift. So listen attentively.
2. Realize that things can go wrong
3.Disappointments are inevitable
The possibility of being disappointed makes not being disappointed more enjoyable.
4. If someone or something keeps disappointing you, then it’s time for a change!
You’ll thank me later.
5. Maybe the problem is you?
It could be that your expectations are too high or unrealistic. Keep your feet firmly on the ground and your head in the clouds. Rethink your past disappointments and see if there is a pattern or a common mistake that you made. Understanding your circumstances and situation would help balance your expectations.
How do you handle being disappointed? Let me know in the comments section below.