Laughter and tears are
both responses to
frustration and exhaustion. I myself
prefer to laugh, since there is less
cleaning do to do afterward.
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
level of frustration with a greater level of character.
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.
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
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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.
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
is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's
built on frustration. Sometimes it's built on catastrophe.
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
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
is the compost from which the mushrooms of creativity grow.
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
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
commonly the difference between what you would like to be and what
you are willing to sacrifice to become what you would like to
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Is the Quality of Your Journey
path to realizing our dreams is never smooth.Invariably we encounter bends, turns, detours, and
our frustrations make us want to give up the journey, but
frustrations signal the need to pause for introspection and
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