Turning frustration to fascination
Think of the last time you were disrupted by something outside of your control.
It might have been bumper-to-bumper traffic, being late for an appointment, someone cutting in line, or being convinced that the slow driver in front of you is doing it on purpose.
How did you respond?
We are going to have challenges or adversity to deal with, usually when we least expect it or least want it.
“You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will being frustrated by it.” —Jim Rohn
That quote is like an “aha” moment.
Learn how to turn 'frustration' into 'fascination.'
It’s like saying, “Look, there are opportunities within these problems. I can learn something here, gain some insight.”
Frustration is an emotion we all struggle with, it is inevitable—our response to it is not.
I encourage you when you find yourself in a situation that is rattling and aggravating try replacing the word fascinate for frustrate.
“It really “fascinates” me that Cindy always leaves a mess in the kitchen. Perhaps she was raised by a wicked stepmother that made her clean all the time!”
“It is “fascinating” to me that Henry stands at the refrigerator with the door open. Maybe the longer he stands there something will magically appear.”
Apply this principle yourself, work a fascinating story into your situation, it will help you disengage the onslaught of frustration that is presenting itself—give yourself and others grace.
The greater your capacity to be fascinated, the more opportunity you avoid frustration.
Keep looking for the blind spots and building a better you.
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