Disappointment and expectations are two inseparable concepts.
So, whenever I experience disappointment or see it in others’ frustrations, the first thing to check on the dashboard is, what was expected?!
- How we define expectations?
- How do we deal with disappointment?
Answering these two questions could tell us a lot about our way of thinking, communicating, and view of the world.
I’ll end with few words by Seth Godin who is a seasonal inspiration to me, titled Leaky roofs
In many situations, a leaky roof is worse than no roof at all.
If there’s no roof, we’re not surprised or disappointed if we get hit with some raindrops. But a roof that leaks has raised expectations and then failed to meet them.
Promising us a roof and then breaking that promise might be worse than no roof at all.