noun -- the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations; a person, event, or thing that causes disappointment.
We have all been disappointed by someone or by something, or even been disappointed in ourselves at times too. And we've certainly managed to be the ones who've disappointed others too.
Sometimes the displeasure we feel about a certain someone or a situation is very clear, because our expectations had been known. Other times, it may not be as obvious.
Whatever the case, it's important that you don't let disappointment rule your thoughts for too long. Remember that we're all human, doing the best we can, with what we have at that moment. Getting caught up in disappointment hurts no one but you. Acknowledge it, address it if appropriate, and then move on!
Sometimes we feel like we're on our way to greatness! A great energy and determination take over, and nothing can stop us now! Or can it???
It always seems that just then, an occasion comes to test the sincerity of your new path & the strength of your resolve. An obstacle appears and you easily begin to question whether to keep going. Don't give up so quickly. Stand firm. Expect the opposition. Know that you are great enough to withstand the attack. You can do it!
Who Am I? Why Am I Here? What Am I Meant to Do? And Can I Do It?
EveryDay of the year, day in and day out, I ask myself these questions. I am a seeker, searching for answers and hoping to learn something at every turn. Maybe that's why I write and read so much. And maybe that's why I find myself at conferences like the one I attended over the weekend,"I Can Do It," where I finally got to see one of my favorite motivational speakers, Wayne Dyer.
I do learn something EveryDay wherever I go and whatever I do. But often, like most of people, I'm not always awake enough, aware or present enough to listen, to see, to get it right away. The learning part of life isn't always immediately obvious, until I start to pause a little in my EveryDay to pay attention.
One of the many things I learned at this conference was that it's hard. It's hard work to learn, to improve, to transform. I already knew this lesson well, because I've been living it every time I try to do these things. But it reminded me why it's so hard for people to even attempt to transform in their EveryDay lives. And that reminded me of the importance of being more compassionate with others who seem to be on their own journey.
We can all do it, whatever our "it" is, when we're ready & open to "it" and to the work that will lie ahead. And having the support of others will always make all the difference.
Today's reminder to myself: Be More Compassionate. Everyone is fighting their own battle.
September is a very transitional month for most of us. A new school year. A return from a summer break. A new set of responsibilities. And on...and on...lots of what might feel or actually is very "new."
A shift is taking place. You're transitioning into a new reality. It can feel unsettling until it all settles in once again.
Notice the shift. Uncomfortable, isn't it? That's ok. It will get more comfortable if you are patient and give it some time.
Breathe. You are actually transitioning much better than you think!