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The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi


Saturday, July 10, 1999

The energy of frustration

Some of the greatest achievements come from the biggest frustrations. In frustration there is an enormous amount of energy. Too often, that energy is directed and focused in negative ways, but it certainly does not have to be.

Some people use frustration as an excuse to destroy. While that may be completely understandable, it doesn’t do anything to improve the situation. The gratification of any “revenge” is quickly replaced by an even bigger and more desperate frustration.

The best response to frustration is positive action. Sure, you have every right to be angry, but so what? The real challenge is to make a positive difference. The energy of frustration is a powerful resource which can propel you to new heights. Don’t waste it by trying to bring someone else down to your level.

There is abundant energy in your frustration. It is yours to use for whatever purpose you desire. You’ve paid dearly for that frustration, so funnel it in a positive direction and make the very most of it.

— Ralph Marston

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