20th June, 2023

Do I Disappoint Myself or Others?

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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Disappointing ourselves and others is an awful feeling highlighted by guilt and shame. It can often lead us to act out regretfully as we attempt to mask it. Out of fear of its consequences, we resort to tiptoeing around others. This is most common in the medical field, where people tend to prioritise the needs of other people before their own. It could be why you may have difficulties saying no to people.

In this quick dip episode, I will dive into how you can deal with disappointment. Learn to understand your needs and take action. Understand it’s okay if you can’t do everything or please everyone.

If you’re a doctor struggling with stress because you are afraid to disappoint yourself and others, this episode is for you.

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Reasons to listen

  • Discover the source of your disappointment.
  • Learn how to overcome your fears by saying no.
  • Explore the benefits of prioritizing your needs above others.

Episode highlights


The Fear of Disappointing Others


Sources of Disappointment


Consequences of Self-Disappointment


Prioritize Yourself and Your Needs

Episode transcript

Rachel Morris: This is a You Are Not a Frog Quick Dip, a tiny taster of the kinds of things we talk about on our full podcast episodes. I’ve chosen today’s topic to give you a helpful boost in the time it takes to have a cup of tea, so you can return to whatever else you’re up to feeling energized and inspire. For more tools, tips and insights to help you thrive at work, don’t forget to subscribe to You Are Not a Frog from wherever you get your podcasts. Those of you who are regular listeners will know…

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