- Dashed expectations.
- Disillusionment and pain.
- No new options in sight.
- Deciding recovery (of whatever it was that was lost) is impossible.
- Resignation to despair.
There is nothing I can do about steps 1-4. But Step 5 holds transformational power. If I alter Step 5 to: Decide to accept the world as it is and passionately work to find an alternative path, Step 6 is eliminated from the DNA.
“Life isn’t about finding pieces of a puzzle, it’s about creating…and putting those exceptional pieces together.” -Glenn van Dekken