Learning To Discipline Your Disappointment - You Are Of These 3 People

Disappointment is a symptom of the human condition.  Depending on how old you are, you may have realized by now that every single person is one of three things.

  1. About to be in a crisis
  2. Still in a crisis
  3. Just got out of being in a crisis

As depressing as that sounds, it is and will always be true.  In knowing this though, there is a lot of good to it.  After all, how can you gauge your life as a good one if you never have bad.  There is always going to be something going on. 

Here is what I propose.  Now that you know that disappointment will be a constant in your life, you need to discipline yourself to withstand it.  "What should I do the next time something happens?" you should ask yourself.  If they are recurring problems, you may need to be think about what the cause is to prevent it ever happening again. 

Are your problems caused by the type of person you're dating?  Do you keep getting in accidents without insurance?  Does every vehicle you own end up breaking down?  

I don't know the answer to all of these, but I am among the opinion that if you are harder on your self, then life will be easier on you.  Here is a simple question that will keep you from being in most of these situations in the future.  

Am I learning from my mistakes?  If the answer is "No", then you know the first habit you need to change.  Try writing down every crisis as it occurs and you will find that most of them are surprisingly similar.

Martin J Glennon