If you tend to be self-critical, you need to know some reasons not to be so disappointed in yourself. It’s too common to be ashamed of your mistakes, your failures and your lack of achievements. It’s okay to have standards, but it’s not helpful to constantly put yourself down. Here are a few reasons not to be so disappointed in yourself.
1. There’s always room for improvement
You do not have to be an incurable optimist to see how you can improve on what you have not done (or done). Therefore, whatever is making you feel disappointed in yourself, view it as a positive opportunity. You can do it even better on your next attempt!
2. Nobody is perfect
Another reason not to be so disappointed in yourself is that we’re all human, and it means that we can get things wrong. If we never made mistakes or had problems, it wouldn’t be a real life! Accept that you are not perfect, just like everybody else.
3. Everybody makes mistakes
We all make mistakes. It’s not possible to get through life without making any mistake. The only problem is if you keep repeating the same mistake many times. Why get so disappointed in yourself when everyone else is doing the same thing?
4. There is always hope
Maybe you are upset because you didn’t get a job you applied for, or you feel like you will never make enough money to buy your own house. There is always hope! Be optimistic! Maybe there is a promotion that will give you a better salary or a better job just around the corner.
5. Get motivated
Successful people never let disappointment stop them. They always keep on trying until something works. They do so because of determination. Apply a bit of that to your life. Don’t be disappointed at your failures instead use them as a motivation to keep trying until you succeed.
6. Stop comparing yourself to others
Many people feel disappointed in themselves because they are constantly comparing themselves to others. Your friend earns more money, your brother has a better car or your coworker has a happy relationship. You are better than you think, just be kind to yourself but not critical. Maybe your friend doesn’t like her job, or your brother bought his new car on credit!
7. Don’t let other people influence you
Often we face disappointment because of the fear of letting others down. Maybe we have absorbed the message from parents that only the best is good enough. But don’t let those negative influences of other people affect your view of yourself.
8. Don’t give up
We are all going to fail sometimes, you should get used to it. Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak. Things are not always that easy, don’t get discouraged when you fail doing something, just keep trying until you get what you want. Being determined is the sure way to succeed.
Do you feel like you fail every day, or you are just not getting anywhere? How do you handle disappointment? Share your thoughts, please!