A part of life--disappointment. How we handle it affects our relationships, successes, failures and future expectations. I have gotten better at handling disappointment. I have also learned to deal with people and situations that continually disappoint me. If I can never count on another person to be there for me, if I am continually disappointed by them, my heart and soul adjust and move on. It's not a question of forgiveness; forgiveness is always there. But I know that I cannot depend on certain people for stability, constancy, generosity of spirit, or help. Sometimes it is not their fault; other times it's simply that they do not know themselves well enough to know what the rest of us know--that they promise more than they can ever deliver. They have false views of themselves. I know that, and I lower my expectations with those people. Eventually however, those people end up consigned to the outer reaches of my heart. Perhaps that is not so surprising. But they remain in my heart because I hold onto the hope that one day they will 'see' the light.
“Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.”
“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.”
– Eliza Tabor
“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.”
― Robert Kiyosaki
“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”
– Henry David Thoreau
“Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.”
― Les Brown
“Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.”
― William Throsby Bridges
“If I am to meet with a disappointment, the sooner I know it, the more of life I shall have to wear it off.”
― Thomas Jefferson
“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”
― Jim Rohn
“The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.”
― Thomas S. Monson
“Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.”
― Murray Gell-Mann