We all suffer with frustration, and being able to effectively cope with frustration is quite 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 person into 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 aggressive. If we are convinced that our actions aren’t working, however hard we try, we are much more likely to reduce, rather than increase, our probability 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 can then face the problem logically when they come back into 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 through our frustration, particularly if we first make ourselves calm down. Movement can help – standing up and taking a couple of deep breathes, or going for a walk can help to clear our minds. Sometimes we may need to start looking for alternatives we had not considered before, or totally different approaches. There are occasions when we may be out of our depth, in which case we need to recognise this, and be ready to ask for advice and support from specialists that can help us.
All successful people have to deal with plenty 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 approaches and methods to deal with 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 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