Frustration, a word we all know, and an emotion we all feel at times. But what sort of impact does it have on your life? Maybe a more accurate question would be, how much hold over you does it take?
If you so choose, every mistake can lead to greater understanding and effectiveness. If you so choose, every frustration can help you to be more patient and more persistent. Ralph Marston
Frustration is simply defined as the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something. It is also seen as the feeling when we experience the prevention of progress, success, or fulfilment of something.
So with satisfaction in my eyes being the opposite of frustration, what does it take to allow ourselves to be satisfied with life and the things we do? Satisfaction is defined as fulfilment of one’s wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure derived from this.
Frustration v. Satisfaction, now which would I prefer? Does that seem a strange question? Then why do most people choose to stick with a life that frustrates the hell out of them?
Some say that frustration is the gap between your desire and current reality. I believe it more to be the feeling we allow ourselves to experience that prevents us from going on to enjoy our ultimate success. What is far worse is many of you come to the acceptance that life isn’t meant to be any better than this so force yourselves to actually become satisfied with the way things are. That is simply stupid!
I know how frustrating things can be. Sometimes our relationships frustrate us when things just don’t seem to be working the way they should, our business can find so many ways to frustrate us, and when anything we want proves unattainable of course we’re going to be frustrated. But that doesn’t mean we should stop trying.
Every failure achieved is a step closer to find the right answers. So keeping going, chasing that point of satisfaction, which will bring with it success, just makes so much sense. Persistence can pay off so don’t quit, find your solutions, let these frustrations actually spur you on.
This post had been generated from what I have seen through some of my students enrolled at the Reinvention University. Having explained to them that the past is gone, now lying behind them, the only benefit that can be gleamed from looking back is to discover any hidden meanings or messages that could help them right now to find the path right to take to create the future they are meant to create. Although I ask them not to take time, or waste energy on remembering those past painful memories and when they do, just accept them as gone and keep looking for what I love to call the hidden nugget.
For me it became clear when I did the same, that I had always meant to be a writer, speaker, teacher of personal development. My experiences had become my lessons from which I had knowledge that I could pass on to others to avoid the mistakes I had made, or deal better with the things I had faced. It was an awesome,exercise looking back over my life, and so worth while. What once proved my biggest frustrations, a while later became my biggest helper.
Everyone of us has to learn to manage our frustrations. By improving our ability to tolerate and manage the inevitable frustrations that enter our lives, we improve our chances for having more successes, happiness, simply a less frustrating life.
Look this is simple, surely you now have reached the point of being frustrated with being frustrated.
Make the changes you need.
Assess the situation that brings you most frustration, identify the goal you are unable to achieve, formulate a new plan, to bring about the change to go from frustration to satisfaction.
You need to find the motivation and for me that is so simple, think of what you want to be or what you want to have 5 years from now, and use that to inspire you.
I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. Tony Robbins