In the workplace we will all face disappointment: sometimes we may feel we have ‘failed’ or that ‘someone has let us down’; it is a fact that things do not always go as we would wish.
Whatever the nature of the disappointment, we will experience an emotional response that can drain our energy and negatively impact on our motivation.
What can we do?
Recognise the emotion and accept it. It is fair enough to feel angry and upset. The important point is:
- not to behave badly;
- not to descend into a negative cycle of thinking.