Even when you have a great life, you may not always get what you want. Everybody handles disappointment in his or her own way. Some pout, a few get angry, and others go into denial. So how do you handle disappointment, and is there room for improvement?
Pouting is a common response, but feeling sorry for yourself only blocks you from achieving your goals and moving forward in life. Okay, so it didn't work out; too bad, so sad. You need to get off your butt and do something constructive or fun, because life is a limited window of opportunity, and you really don't want to waste your time on what doesn't work. Better to seek out other opportunities or find a positive distraction.
I realize this may be hard to do at first. If it is, you need to find a way to deal with your feeling without doing damage to yourself. Once you get started, you will usually find that within an hour, your mood has shifted enough to allow you to focus on what's in front of you rather than on what you didn't get.
You can only pout for so long until it starts to morph into more toxic feelings like anger. But being mad at yourself or someone you care for just weakens your emotional and physical immune system. All your energy goes into dealing with your anger, and you have few resources for anything else. No one gets everything they want. Even Paris Hilton had to do a little prison time. The point is, when you feel disappointment, getting mad or mean is only going to make the situation and your feelings worse.