Quotes for
the Journey:


Laughter and tears are both responses to
frustration and exhaustion. I myself
prefer to laugh, since there is less
cleaning do to do afterward.

Kurt Vonnegut


Frustration can be a sign that you've been doing too much, giving too much, working too hard, and lost your center.  Take some time to be alone, to be in nature, and walk or sit quietly for a while and remember to care for yourself, pace yourself, and regain your inner peace.     -unattributed

Meet every level of frustration with a greater level of character.     -Wes Fessler
We solidify our projected reality and endlessly create a world of confusion, struggle, and limitation. Perhaps the most common experience of this occurs when we exaggerate and fantasize the qualities of something. It leads to disappointment and frustration when the object is unattainable, and disillusionment when its actual nature shows through the veneer of our fantasy.     -Rob Preece
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity.  The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.     -Samuel Ullman
Look at the stream, there are rocks in its way.  Does it slam into them out of frustration?  It simply flows over and around them and moves on!  Be like the water and you will know what harmony is.     -Zen saying
Frustration is the first step toward improvement.  I have no incentive to improve if I'm content with what I can do and if I'm completely satisfied with my pace, distance, and form as a runner.  It's only when I face frustration and use it to fuel my dedication that I feel myself moving forward.     -John Bingham

Frustration is the wet nurse of violence.     -David Abrahansen
If we like what we do, if we always do our best, then we are really enjoying life.  We are having fun, we don't get bored, we don't have frustrations.     -Don Miguel Ruiz

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Life is not an easy matter. . . You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.     -Leon Trotsky
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.  Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.  Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
-Pope John XXIII
Success is not built on success.  It's built on failure.  It's built on frustration.  Sometimes it's built on catastrophe.
-Sumner Redstone
People need trouble--a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it.  Artists do; I don't mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance.     -William Faulkner
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.     -Anthony Robbins
Frustration is the compost from which the mushrooms of creativity grow.     -Tumerica
Fears, indecision, and frustration feed on words. Without words they usually stop. . . . Words are at times good for looking back, but they are confining when I need to act in the present.     -Hugh Prather

In my experience, anger and frustration are the result of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life.  Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you.  Life canít work for you if you donít show up as you.     -Jason Mraz
Frustration is commonly the difference between what you would like to be and what you are willing to sacrifice to become what you would like to be.     -unattributed
People who fail to achieve their goals usually get stopped by frustration. They allow frustration to keep them from taking the necessary actions that would support them in achieving their desire. You get through this roadblock by plowing through frustration, taking each setback as feedback you can learn from, and pushing ahead. I doubt you'll find many successful people who have not experienced this. All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration.     -Tony Robbins
Itís a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration.  Those emotions are poison to any living goal.     -Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
As common sense and initiative becomes less common in Australia, I tend to advise people frustrated by  feeling surrounded by ineptness and mediocrity that they should instead try thinking of it as "I am a genius amongst zombies," when I tell people this they look really very suddenly relieved.     -Morrigan
Forget perfect on the first try.  In the face of frustration, your best tool is a few deep breaths, and remembering that you can do anything once you've practiced two hundred times.     -Miriam Peskowitz, The Daring Book for Girls
Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.     -Eric Hoffer
One of the things that adds tension to our lives is small frustrations.  Losing car keys can give you a panic attack.  Not being able to find a comb when you get out of the shower, losing scissors and nail clippers, can make you fight with your roommate.  The problem is that we think that these things are not supposed to happen to us.  And that's what makes us tense.  We think we can avoid these frustrations by making ourselves and others be more careful.  I like to take the opposite tack--to assume that these things are a part of life and that they will happen no matter what.
-Jennifer James, Success Is the Quality of Your Journey
The path to realizing our dreams is never smooth.  Invariably we encounter bends, turns, detours, and roadblocks.  Sometimes our frustrations make us want to give up the journey, but frustrations signal the need to pause for introspection and redirection.  Frustrations are promptings from God to search our souls even more deeply to find our power and purpose, and to live it.  Frustrations tell us that our thoughts and actions are not yet in harmony with our desires.     -Susan L. Taylor


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