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The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all.
-- Origen


Friday, January 21, 2005

Frustration transformed

In its raw form, frustration can be painful, negative and even destructive. However, frustration also has a positive side.

There is an enormous amount of energy in frustration. There is the potential for powerful and meaningful motivation in your frustration.

The key to successfully dealing with frustration is not to avoid it or to fight it or to let it overwhelm you. The best thing to do with frustration is to turn it into positive motivation.

The more intensely you feel frustration, the more motivated you can be to make positive changes to the situation. When you feel frustrated, stop for a moment and calmly consider your circumstances.

Instead of thinking of a thousand different ways to complain or to feel sorry for yourself, think of one way in which you can take a step forward. Then do it, and suddenly the frustration is transformed into something beneficial.

Frustration is powerful, but it doesn’t have to get you down. Aim that power in a positive direction and it can take you far.

— Ralph Marston

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