Dear Carolyn: How does one balance expectations between reasonably high and realistic? Ive had a few disappointments lately that hit me fairly hard a promotion dangled and then delayed, a budding friendship thats running hot and cold despite my best efforts, a new skill Im learning in my free time thats been much harder to grasp than Id thought.
All of it together is just bad timing, but it did make me think I have a pattern of getting my hopes up too high because someone said something positive, then getting discouraged too easily when things stall or get off-track.
Is this an actual thing? Is there a context for it? My life overall is good; I really cant complain. But this bit just bugs me. Discouraged