We all suffer from frustration, and being able to effectively cope with frustration is quite important for self improvement.
Frustration can have highly damaging impact on our frame of mind. It can turn a positive individual to a negative person. It can inhibit our progress and, in the most extreme cases can completely immobilise us. We can become so wound up with our frustration that we can not think or act rationally, or we could even become competitive. If we’re convinced that our actions aren’t working, no matter how hard we try, we’re much more likely to reduce, rather than increase, our chances of success.
There are countless causes of frustration, and what affects one person may have no impact on someone else
Some people simply give up on what they were hoping to achieve. Some people walk away from the reason and go onto something else, and find they could then face the problem logically when they come back to it. Stepping back from the cause of the frustration and making yourself calm down will help us to see things more clearly.
Persistence and determination can often see us during our frustration, especially if we make ourselves calm down. Movement can help – standing up and taking a few deep breathes, or going for a walk can help to clear our minds. Sometimes we might need to start looking for alternatives we had not considered before, or totally different approaches. There are times when we may be out of our depth, in which case we will need to recognise this, and be prepared to ask for advice and support from experts that can help us.
All successful people have to deal with loads of frustration as they progress towards their objectives, this may even be one of the biggest reasons for their success. Their frustration with their poor results or lack of success might have been so good they were driven to set goals and motivated to work hard at achieving them. They almost certainly learned strategies and techniques to manage their frustrations, which allowed them to overcome their problems and be more effective, which definitely contributed to their success.
Self Improvement Quote of the Day:
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller