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Emotional Intelligence: Managing emotions to make a positive impact on your life and career by Gill Hasson

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9Understanding and Managing Disappointment

Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first job as a TV news presenter for becoming “too emotionally involved” in the news stories. Early in his career Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because he “lacked imagination” and “had no good ideas”; Albert Einstein failed his college entrance exam and Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. From Nobel Prize winners to talk show hosts, these figures all had their share of disappointments.

Whether you didn't get the job, flat or house, had your holiday plans cancelled, your team lost or you didn't get offered a place on a TV talent show, disappointment can be a difficult emotion.

What is Disappointment?

Disappointment is a feeling of ...

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