“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
~ Alexander Graham Bell
When we suffer a disappointment, we tend to dwell on that feeling. When something doesn’t work out the way we want, we have to realize that it might not have been the right thing to begin with. After a loss or disappointment, we should try to change our situation, to prepare ourselves for the next time we try. Think about the lessons you learned from your first try. Why didn’t you succeed? If you didn’t work hard enough, if it wasn’t right for you to begin with, or if it was the wrong thing altogether; take the opportunity to discover what will work or what will be better for you to succeed and then try again.
1. What was your last disappointment?
2. How long did it take you to get over it?
3. Did you immediately try to do something different that worked better?