One of the greatest hurdles a person can face while on course to success, whether in personal or professional life is frustration. It is one of the major menaces that the world faces today. It slowly takes the toll on you and brings down your happiness, eliminates the joy form your life, makes it gloomy and decreases your potential for success.
The fact cannot be denied that frustration has become a part of our lives. There is no one in this world who isn’t depressed about something, therefore, all we can do is find ways to deal with it and cope with it in such a way that we manage to achieve success in our venture despite being frustrated.
Below, I will discuss with you the 7 steps you can take to reach success whilst battling frustration.
1. Avoid Feeding It:
One of the best things you can do to minimize the impact of frustration is to stop feeding it. Frustration is like a snowball effect that gathers more snow as it rolls down, therefore, the more you feed it with negative thoughts and feelings it will grow more on you till you have nothing but frustration in your life. Therefore, instead of feeding negative thoughts, fear and doubts to it, counter it with positive thoughts that minimize its impact. For instance, if you are a business owner, then instead of being frustrated about how you are going to manage the thing, you must focus on what bounties will the management of things properly will bring to you, it will keep you motivated to the task.
The reason why frustration stands as a hurdle in you achieving success is the fact that it makes you lose focus, thus, the more you lose focus, the more will you get frustrated and the destination of success would seem even farther. Therefore, it is imperative that you keep focus and one way of doing so is by living in the moment. If the management of the business depresses you, then the countermeasure you can take is to focus on the activity you are doing and finding ways by which the activity can be performed in the best way possible. Focusing on the present moment will help you move forward to your destination of success whilst combating frustration on the way.
It seems odd that you are frustrated and you go out to run in the park or hit the gym, but the amazing fact is that exercise actually helps you fight frustration. Endorphins are the happy hormones that are produced as a result of exercise, and it also suppresses the production of stress-inducing hormones as well. As far as the relation of exercise with success is concerned, if your body is healthy you are better able to exert maximum efforts while managing your business, which ultimately takes you to the destination of success.
4. Enjoy Small Successes:
Another great and effective way of battling frustration whilst staying motivated towards the goal of success is enjoying small successes. When you are able to enjoy small successes, you take your mind off from whatever is depressing you in addition to keeping yourself motivated towards the bigger and ultimate goal. Therefore, enjoy every small sale your business makes, or any new client, who knows that a single sale or new client can be the silver lining that you need to step it up and achieve success.
5. Don’t Just Sit:
When we feel frustrated most of us go in isolation and sit or lie down like forever. It is one of the major contributors to the increase in frustration. When you just sit and do nothing else, then your mind has only one direction and it only moves in that direction of frustration. On the other hand, if you take on some task as simple as taking a walk or going out to eat something, it helps take your mind off from whatever is haunting you.
6. Be Social:
Further to the common strategy adopted by most of us when we are frustrated is that we go into isolation and shut all other people out. This is wrong and this works as fuel on the fire and increases the frustration exponentially. Therefore, the right way of dealing with it is by being social and sharing quality time with people that help you take your mind away from depressive thoughts. For instance, when successful entrepreneurs touch on frustration align yourself with others who understand what you’re going through and share your thoughts and feelings about what is bothering you. This is a good way of keeping yourself motivated and your mind off from frustrating thoughts.
7. Don’t Be Perfect:
The major reason why people get frustrated is that they try to do everything perfectly, and when don’t achieve the level of perfection, which they expect them to achieve, they get frustrated. Therefore, the best way of dealing with frustration is to accept the fact that there will be mistakes and their existence is but natural.
Now It’s Your Turn!
Is frustration a problem with you as well? How do you combat it? What are the things you do to avoid it and what are the ones that help you minimize its intensity? I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.