Have you ever considered that a disappointment might actually be a doorway to opportunity? 

We tend to feel disappointment if our hopes or expectations have somehow not been fulfilled.  

Expecting is not a crime and disappointment need not be a punishment. Instead, expectations and disappointments can both be opportunities to assess our personal realities. 

I don’t mind disappointments. They really get me thinking. What did I expect? Why did I think it would be so? How could I have possibly altered or improved the outcome? Was I adequately prepared or committed? When might I be ready to try again? Who did I expect to help—did I put more weight on another than myself? Where did I expect to get to/go —and is that still possible if I alter my expectations, choices or actions? How can I improve so my expectations are rewarded in the future?

We’re all old enough to know that we won’t always get our own way. Yet, we’re also wise enough when we put on our rose colored glasses to figure out new ways to improve our outcomes in the future.

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook (link in my bio or buy one at amazon!) I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.