21 Ways to Overcome Disappointment

Come Back from Let-Downs and Discouragements

Woman greeting the day

By Therese Borchard

“We would never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world,” wrote Helen Keller. How I wish she were wrong. Disappointments leave us with the unpleasant task of squashing, crushing, and pinching life’s lemons to extract anything to transform into lemonade. Let these techniques help you more easily turn sour into sweet as you take steps to overcome disappointment.

Therese J. Borchard writes the Beyond Blue blog on Beliefnet. Her new book, also called Beyond Blue, has just been published.