Have you ever felt disappointed with your business? Or, have you ever felt disappointed with your journey?
I was listening to something last week by Ray Higdon who I follow, and is amazing. He said something that really struck me, and I wanted to share it with you. He said: to be disappointed means you wanted this and you got that. So, disappointed means we expected something to happen and then something else, in fact, happened. And when we feel this way, here’s what happens.
Disappointment prevents progress.
If you think about it, your disappointment that you are feeling is actually preventing your progress. So what can we do when we feel disappointed? Well, Tony Robbins actually talked about this and he suggests trading expectations for appreciation. So when we expect something is going to happen and it doesn’t, rather than feel disappointed by it, appreciate it because that is what is going to help you, that is whats going to uncover the lesson for you.
When disappointment comes, and it always does, its easy to let it get you down. But for the sake of your company, for the sake of your team, for the sake of your own sanity, you have to learn how to deal with disappointment. And the best way to deal with disappointment – especially around others – is to keep a positive manner. It’s critical to remain positive.
Attitudes are highly contagious.
If a team sees a leader in a depressive mood and a disappointed mood, that is going to spread like wildfire throughout the culture of the team or the organization. So it is critical for leaders to maintain a positive attititude.
Now the bottom line is this:Disappointment will kill your income. Disappointment will kill your progress. Click To Tweet Guess what? Success is inevitable for all of us, as long as you manage your disappointments.