Sunday, January 27, 2013

Be Disappointed, Then Get Over It!

Our disappointments lead us to being emotional. Allowed to fester, we brood over it prolonged and this creates the possibility of doubts and worry. Life is a series of hits and misses. When it hit the mark, it feels great! When we fall below our expectations, we tend to bash ourselves, and focus on our mistakes and missed opportunities. 

Instead of lapsing into inactivity and self-pity, we can shift gears and focus on what we have done well. The cliche 'at least we've got our health' can be adopted. We have much to be grateful for: a safe sporting event, minimal abrasions, attentive volunteers, and cheerful spectators. At times, another 'voice of reason' and alternative perspectives, help shift our mindsets and attitudes towards more useful directions and outcomes.

Macca writes about his approach to getting over his disappointments.

Leadership Lessons: Learn to get over your disappointments sooner. Do spent time reflecting on the positives, rather then mostly on the negatives. Resilience is about bouncing back from a fall. It makes us stronger for our next challenge and goal. Celebrate your successes, and learn from your disappointments.

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