I get asked a lot about disappointment, and for the most part, I always have the same response. Disappointment hurts the most when it comes from your inner circle. We easily shrug off a lazy coworker or unreliable acquaintance. But what happens when that disappointment comes from someone close to you? Why does your brain react differently? I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t been let down from time to time. I’m 35 years old and at this point, I know that disappointment comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. For the most part, I’m let down daily. I can accept that. But what if I said there was a silver lining in my daily disappointment. The thing is, not everyone who lets me down, knows that they are letting me down. That’s the beauty of it all.
Ok, let me explain. One thing we know to be fact is that disappointment is in evitable. However, how you react to disappointment is what defines you as a human. It’s okay to be disappointed, and by the very nature of it, we should expect to be disappointed. Disappointment is allowed, but you not being vocal about your disappointment isn’t.
The beauty in disappointment is that you have the right to be vocal of your disappointment.
When was the last time you held the source of your disappointment accountable for the actions of the cause? Do it more, and do it often. The heart of disappointment is caring. You never know, maybe they didn’t know.