“Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.” - Sir Laurence Olivier
It’s a fact of life and one we cannot escape – disappointment by the people around us. There isn’t a way to avoid being let down from time to time, but there are ways to make the experience one that can be learned from and there are things we can do to ease the pain and find a silver lining.
Here are 5 things you can do to handle the pain of being let down:
It’s all about flushing away the negatives. Follow these 5 points, and hopefully, you can see brighter days if someone lets you down.
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“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” - Michael J. Fox
No workplace is immune to the problems that humans can cause. It can make us crazy when there’s adversity in the workplace.
In order to solve the problem, I think you should ask yourself some honest questions.
Am I the problem?
Do I relate poorly with those around me due to:
Being too blunt
Being too opinionated
Being too selfish
If I’m not the problem, then am I making things worse by my reactions?
Being too defensive
Being too sensitive
If I'm not the problem, then what can I do to fix, or at least help, the situation?
The following 7 suggestions are not the complete list of things to try, but they are a good start
Sometimes you do all you can, but the problem persists
If you’ve done all the right things, it’s probably beyond your control
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