Ever have your heart set on something and in the end you were disappointed? That disappointment cuts you right to the core of your being. It’s like an axe to a tree. You start doubting yourself, your skills, your abilities, your talents. This can be a devastating time OR it can be one you turn into something remarkable. Granted, you need time to sit with the disappointment and absorb it into your heart and mind but make sure you don’t sit with it for a very long time because it could do a lot of damage. I know people always say “It wasn’t meant to be” and “There’s something better around the corner.” Who the heck wants to wait until then? I sure don’t. BUT….we must. We must pick ourselves up by the boot straps and carry on.
So how do we do that? Well, the first thing is that we must not think any less of ourselves, our talents, or our abilities. The skills we have are perfect for us. We have developed them and nurtured them and we use them to the best of our abilities. This is something that no one can EVER take from you. Remember that.
Secondly, think about what may have gone awry and see if there is a lesson to be learned from it. Is there room for improvement? Is there something you would have done differently? Is there something you would not have done? When you discover the answer to these questions, you have unlocked the key to change. There is nothing more empowering than holding that key in your hand knowing that you have the POWER to change something. Change is good. Go for it!
There is a silver lining in every cloud. Yet another cliche, I know, but this is the truth as I know it. If you know me, you know I don’t believe in coincidences. My clients sure know this! We are given what we need when we need it. Whether you believe in God, Allah, a Higher Power, Mother Earth, or some other being, we get what we need when we need it and not a minute before.
So, you were disappointed? It happens. I’m not making light of it because I know how stinky that disappointment can be. The truth of the matter is that whomever we believe in knows better than we do. We must learn to be open and available for what is in store for us and not put all of our hopes into one particular thing.
I hope you’re never disappointed. If you find yourself experiencing a let down…remember, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE DIFFERENT CHOICES TO MAKE THE SITUATION BETTER! Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. Take a chance. Who knows what could happen?
Until Next Time,