Disappointments expose forks in the road.
Whatever you wish to call it, a failure, setback, stroke of bad luck, let down, there is no denying disappointments leave a distinct feeling of a blow to gut.
Especially when, without a doubt, you were convinced that you would be there, get that thing, you so desperately wanted.
There were even moments when you could actually touch and taste the sweetness of the triumph.
It was yours before the rest of the world knew.
You may had already created in your minds eye the victory party, the acceptance speech, the clothes that baby would wear, the ‘yes’ to the proposal from your lover, the perfect home…
Then, your dreams are shattered, the bubble bursts, it just does not materialize?
You get rejected, lose the baby, someone else beats you to it, they bought your dream home.
These are crushing moments in life, leaving you breathless, in shock, feeling helpless, lost defeated, crushed and confused.
But they are just moments in time, not a lifetime sentence. As the breath resumes, so does your life.
Disappointments instantly pronounce the present moment, bringing us into a space, which touches our deepest emotions.
Yet disappointments have the capacity to humble us, provide us with alternatives, unexpected new opportunities in different directions.
None of us would choose disappointment, but through disappointment we witness a fully lived life, stepping out of safe zone into the unknown.
None of us can expect life to be all peaks and no dips. Dips boost our creative power to rethink and strategize from a perspective see new scope.
So permit yourself to dip, feel the depths of the emotions, and then rethink what next.
Disappointments lead to the fork in the road; it is your choice, which way you will turn.