Thursday, April 22, 2010

The 'F' Word

Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will being frustrated by it.
~Jim Rohn

Oh boy, are those ever hard words for me to chew up and swallow. Nothing gets my proverbial goat like frustration does. So, while it's nice that Mr. Rohn gives such good advice, I'd also like to know just how I'm supposed to impliment his suggestion. Alas, he also said, "Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune." So, here I go on another autodidactic foray.

I'm a relatively calm person, but frustration will push my limits. I get easily frustrated when I'm working on a project, because I want to be good at it, because I want it to work the way I want it to work. I quickly become frustrated when I feel I'm misunderstood or unheard, because that's my biggest fear. I'm frustrated when I hurt because it's a big neon sign that I'm as fragile as the rest of humanity. On the plus side, I'm as tenacious as a rat terrier on a ground mole, so frustration rarely stops me in my tracks. But, enough... I really think I'd rather be fascinated than frustrated. It just sounds so much nicer. 

I'll report back with some "how-to's" and results... eventually. For now I can only say that I'll try.

1 comment:

  1. My frustrations: kids, kids, hubster, kids, dog, hubster, kids.
    Yep. That about sums it up.
    Maybe I should try being facinated at their ABSURD behavior instead of frustrated.


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