The Deal With Disappointment

Check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions blog on handling disappointment as a writer.

Meg Dowell Writes

We’ve all felt it.

That overly sour cocktail, frustration mixed with anger mixed with doubt and despair. We call it disappointment. It’s one of many things we try our hardest to avoid in our careers and throughout our personal lives, even though we’re well aware everything we do puts us in danger of experiencing it.

Creatives especially have to come to terms with their decision to pursue careers that can’t happen without bouts of disappointment along the way. Things happen. You finally let yourself hope that your hard work is going to pay off … and then it doesn’t.

How do you deal, when things don’t go your way? How do you get past feeling like you just want to stop trying to hard only to let yourself — or others — down?

Here’s my advice. I hope it eases your pain, at least a little.

You’re allowed to be…

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