5 Ways to Overcome Disappointment

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

5 Ways to Overcome Disappointment

Failure and disappointment are a common part of our lives and play a role as prominent as success and satisfaction. As the saying goes ‘Failure is not the opposite of success, it is part of your success’. There will be several occasions where the results for your effort will not even satisfy you. This is a part of everyday life and we will have to learn to move on. Here are a few tips and techniques which will help you cope with life as it goes on.




1. Keep emotions in check

Learn how to become aware of your feelings. Never let your feelings overcome your conscience and do something which you will regret later. Respecting your feelings and emotions is very important, but never make judgments in haste.



2. Detach yourself

Try to detach yourself from the situation and look at the problems for a third person point of view. Take a deep breath and keep emotions at bay. At times this might not only resolve the situation but also find a different opportunity which might work in your favor.


3. Educate yourself 

Educate yourself by analyzing previous situations. You can learn a lot from both your previous successes and failures in different situations. This should not be done to an extent where you start judging yourself. Everything is an opportunity, never regret more than necessary.


4. Share your feelings

Share your feelings, not only for comfort but also for a different perspective the other person can give to your problems. The person can be a close friend, a mentor or even someone who goes through similar problems as you do. Be a good listener and listen to problems they have too. This can be a good opportunity to understand that you are not the only one facing struggles on a daily basis.


5.Never give up

Whatever they might be, make your own choices and never give up the confidence to pursue them. But make sure you work towards the decisions and be ready to face the consequences, whatever they might be. Any decision can have consequences and might even require you to make major changes in your life. Make sure you adapt and achieve.


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