Disappointment presents us with two opportunities:
- To be become angry, depressed, afraid, etc.
- To let go and find something to be thankful for, and thus find peace.
Option two doesn’t mean giving up or not caring. It can still act as motivation to make things better. But ground yourself in peace first.
Incidentally, giving up is a good idea if you’re going in the wrong direction or if your motives are wrong. Sometimes we want the wrong things or go about getting what we want in the wrong way.
Frustration is often an indication of that. But more often, frustration is a sign that we have the wrong attitude. That we’re responding the wrong way to obstacles.
First find out if you’re going in the right direction. Then figure out the right attitude to have along the way.