My expectations may not have been met for several reasons. There may have been unknown or overlooked variables which were not taken into account during the decision-making. For instance, changes in the economic climate or new laws could have affected the final decision even though they were outside our control. Incorrect assumptions could have also been made when weighing options and considering possible consequences, leading to an incorrect assessment of the risk. Miscommunication among team members can also cause misguided decision making. If everyone does not agree on objectives and strategies to achieve them, this could lead to flawed decisions. A lack of understanding how decisions work in the real world can cause unexpected results.
It is essential to keep in mind that, while unexpected results may be frustrating and disconcerting when making a choice, they can also be used to improve future decisions based on the lessons you have learned.