The only sure way to avoid disappointment is to avoid doing anything with your life. But then that would be the ultimate disappointment.
When you step forward, you will occasionally encounter disappointment. However, if you never step forward, your whole life will be a disappointment.
Disappointment happens, and yet it never has to stop you. Disappointment, as painful as it may be, is a normal part of a rich, successful and fulfilled life.
Things are not always going to go your way. Fortunately, no disappointment has to be permanent, because you can always pick yourself up and move positively forward from it.
Right now, every disappointment you’ve ever known is in your past. Right now, you have the opportunity to learn powerful, positive lessons from both the triumphs and the disappointments, and to find new energy for following your dreams.
Don’t take the disappointments personally, but rather, take them in stride. Then rise quickly above them, knowing that you have more and more of what it takes to bring true richness and fulfillment to your life.
— Ralph Marston