All of us suffer with frustration, and being able to effectively cope with frustration is very important for self improvement. It can be a decisive factor between success and failure.
Frustration can have highly damaging effect on the frame of mind. It can turn a positive individual into a negative person. It may 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 are convinced that our actions are not working, however hard we try, we are much more likely to reduce, rather than increase, our chances of success.
Some people simply give up on what they were trying to achieve. Some people walk away from the reason and move onto something else, and find they could then face the issue rationally 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 clear our minds. Sometimes we might need to look for alternatives we hadn’t considered before, or totally different approaches. There are times when we may be out of our depth, in which case we need to recognise this, and be ready to request advice and support from experts that can help us.
All successful people have to manage plenty of frustration as they progress towards their goals, this might even be one of the biggest reasons for their success. Their frustration with their poor results or lack of success may have been so good they were driven to establish goals and motivated to work hard at achieving them. They almost certainly learned approaches and techniques to deal with their frustrations, which enabled them to overcome their problems and be more effective, which definitely contributed to their success.
Self Improvement Quote of the Day:
“Character can’t 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