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    Dale’s Books

    Dale Best

    • Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      by Dale E. Best

    Positive Principles For Executives by Dale Best

    Dale’s Résumé

    • Native of Worden, IL
    • Twenty years of public school teaching
    • BA, McKendree University, Lebanon IL
    • MS ED, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL
    • M DIV, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis IN
    • Elder, Illinois Great River Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
    • Ordained in 1985
    • Retired after twenty years active ministry

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    Disappointment

    The best preparation for handling disappointments is to possess a healthy emotional personality. We have already dealt with our bad habits and are satisfied with our past failures. Then we have become content with who we are and don’t instinctively try to blame someone else.

    With a balanced mental attitude, a disappointment or temporary failure does not devastate us. We take a hard look at what happened and figure how to redeem the situation. In preparation for salvaging a disruptive situation, it may be helpful to get some rest and put a little time/distance from the tragedy. Our mind will be fresher then, as well as our mind will be able to think more reasonably.

    In coming to a solution, we may first have to change/adjust our self-talk (what we keep telling ourselves). After we get past “woe is me” or “it can’t be fixed,” we accept the challenge. We figure how to repair or recoup the losses. Next comes a plan to move forward toward success.

    At this point, we are open to positive inspiration from God, others or common sense. This plan can be altered to repair any disappointment but will assist us to the other side of our present problem.