Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it - Eliza Tabor
As human beings, we are subject to disappointment at various stages of life. Be it as a child, a student, an employee, a husband – we all face it during some time or the other. Disappointment is an emotion that many have a difficult time understanding and managing. We should remember that it is a part and parcel of one’s journey and the way to deal with disappointment will determine the quality of our life.
According to an article titled FAILURE in Exams is NOT the End of the World. Learn how to face it by ashwathi cr published in careerindia.com in 2013, ‘exams are a feared part of education for students. Exams can bring out the best as well the worst in students. However, failing in exams is not the end of the world. Students should not let exam failure force them into believing that their dreams will not be fulfilled’.
To cope with disappointment, students should:
- Assess priorities
- Not magnify failure
- Develop alternate coping strategies
- Learn to be positive
- Stop worrying
Psychcentral.com recommends taking a big picture perspective to cope with disappointment as the ability to self-reflect is the essence of good mental health. Talking to a therapist can help one recover, re-evaluate and regain insight and clarity.
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