Disappointment, when intentionally avoided with each decision in life, leads to very few learning experiences. You would eventually pause to only settle for the predictable. You would take a chance on nothing.
Disappointment comes from our setting expectations. We sometimes set them too high and in other circumstances, too low. A balance can be reached when setting expectations that promotes our capacity to continually seek out more toward a greater sense and realization of accomplishment.
A key is then to balance your expectations in the reality of the situations you are learning through. It’s okay to become disappointed, we learn and improve in the balance of our expectations. What do you expect?
In an athletic contest where the reality is that only one team can win, who would want to participate on a team that expected to lose so that they might not become disappointed? Play to win and be reasonable with interpreting the outcome.
“A peaceful man is not completely free from the pinch of life’s aggravations. He simply declines to give them power and refuses to be held captive by them. — Dodinsky —
So your saying there’s a chance?