Q&A: How to Handle Disappointment?
The latest question for this Good Vibe Blog community came in via a client (who asked on behalf of a friend):
“How do you handle disappointment?”
I could easily relate because of a recent personal experience.
Just 36 hours prior I posted a pray rain blog entry about my happy healthy kitty. Yet eight hours later the vet phoned to say he was a goner.
Although disappointment wasn’t exactly what I was feeling, I sure understood where this question comes from.
In fact, this was a topic we covered in our Perfect Clients Course: how to handle when you’ve done everything as right as you know how, and yet your desire or intention doesn’t come to fruition.
(This is a little different than our Settle or Hold Out post in that here the specific thing we wanted clearly didn’t happen. So it’s not a matter of whether or not to go with an “almost there” option. This is the situation where it at least looks like it’s a done deal; definitely didn’t happen.)
It’s an important answer to get a fix on, because this frustration and disappointment causes many deliberate creators to throw in the towel when they don’t come up with a satisfying answer.
Let’s field your responses to handling setbacks and disappointments on more typical examples, though:
- What would you say to a law of attraction practitioner who set her intention for a certain amount of income by a certain date, created alignment as best she could (which was really pretty good), and yet it didn’t happen?
- Or to a woman who intended to have fun with a great guy from her online dating service, but instead found herself having lunch with a boring egomaniac?
- Or to a guy manifesting a fabulous job offer, only to get a call that the dream job offer went to someone else?
- Or – okay, let’s include this one in the mix – to a girl who considers herself a manifesting fool (in the best way), who tells her boyfriend that if ANYONE’S kitten is going to survive, it’s HERS (implying that her manifesting skills are top notch) – and yet kitty doesn’t make it?
I’ll post my response among yours in the comments section – which I thank you in advance for!
(And big thanks to my client’s friend for asking the question that I suspect most of us run into at one time or another!)