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-- Pearl S. Buck
 

 

Saturday, March 6, 2004

Transform disappointment

When you suffer a disappointment, it hurts. It hurts enough that it can powerfully motivate you to find a better way.

Whenever something doesn’t live up to your expectations, you can choose to become angry, resentful, frustrated or discouraged. Or, you can set out to make it better.

Disappointment is a thorough, effective and highly personalized teacher. The powerful lessons learned in the midst of disappointment can stay with you always.

Once you’ve experienced a disappointment, you’re already past the hard part. And you’re in a position to turn that disappointment into something valuable. You’ve paid the price. So step forward and reap the reward.

In disappointment there are the seeds for real improvement, for real progress. Nurture those seeds with newfound strength, and transform disappointment into resounding success.

— Ralph Marston

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