We may face disappointment at work with those who work with us or for us. It’s important to separate the disappointment from the person themselves, but sometimes it’s just as important to remember what an old friend told me once about putting too much stock in people too early.
“Think of who he(she) is, and what you’ve made them out to be.”
Very often, we “appoint” people to greater roles and responsibilities in our lives than they want or that they can handle. By “dis-appointing” people from critical roles in our life or workplace, we can give them a greater benefit of the doubt and trust others more. By counting on more than one person for similar responsibilities, it can become possible to have more people to rely on and less people to be disappointed in.