Disappointment is a very dangerous feeling. You can’t control it once it takes possession of you.
We all know, the main cause of it is expecting the others react as you would. Anyways, we can’t help it.
When you fight, you want to fought for.
When you help, you want to be helped back.
When you understand others, you don’t want to be judged.
When you love fiercely, you want to be loved back.
So…. is there something we can do to avoid it? Yes, of course we can but, as everything important and though in life, you need effort, sacrifice and discipline. Untie yourself from the need of reward from others.
It’s easy to say, but very complicated to reach. That’s because we need to feel appreciated and others to notice our work. Whether business, personal, emotional,…
It’s been hard for me to get to that point. And still there’s times I have to take hold of my ego and burn it down.
A good start for you can be being proud of what you have done, become, noticing your mistakes and being humble, but don’t be unfair to yourself. Find out everything to be proud of yourself, and when you start loving yourself first (in a sane way, we don’t need more narcissists), you will also stop needing anyone else’s approval.
So you won’t be more fulfilled and less disappointed in all views of your life.