Disappointment is one of those feeling none of us want to feel. When you are expecting a good outcome and get sacked by a disappointment, depending on the severity, your knees can buckle and down you will go. Kind of like the childhood story of Humpty Dumpty in falling. At that point, some will be so broken, like Humpty Dumpty they can’t get back up. Others will wallow in it, maybe for weeks, or months even years but eventually they will gather themselves up and proceed to walk through somewhat of a life.

Then there are those who when knocked down  will pull themselves up, look at the situation and determine what they need to do. They will look to see if there is something they need to do differently or something they need to change and if so, they will make the adjustments and either retry or they will determine to go forward and search out another avenue.

Sometimes regardless of what we do, we cannot prepare ourselves for disappointment. We also won’t have much control over it. Disappointments are hard to take, but they don’t have to knock you out of the game of life.

If you can learn something from the disappointments, you go through, and then learn it. Take that something in your mind, turn it over, look at it from all sides, and then make notes on what you have learned in your memory.  Then you can go forward.

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About Susan Reichert

Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine, a magazine for authors.We highlight and promote authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Live in the South. President of a Writers Group.
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2 Responses to

  1. Thanks Annette, sometimes we are all like Humpty Dumpty, the difference is we can climb back up.
    See you along the way of the climb.

  2. Annette Mastron says:

    Climbing back up onto Humpty’s wall…cracked head and all. Love this post, thanks Susan.

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