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Why Frustration Is Good For You!

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Frustration can be quite beneficial if directed in the right way! Learn how frustration can have a positive impact on your life.

Often great lessons come from unexpected teachers!

Recently I was with my friend and her nine month old son. As she was feeding him dinner, I observed him become very frustrated as he was trying to communicate his needs.

He knew what he wanted, but does not yet have the verbal skills to ask for it. He also attempted to feed himself, but did not yet have the motor skills to do so. The reality of his current conditions did not match his desires, which was incredibly frustrating for him.

We can all relate to that nine month old boy at times when we feel our reality does not match our dreams. Our vision of what we want is clear; however, life does not look like we want it to. We have powerful intentions, yet things have not yet manifested in physical form.

But, just like we are not born walking and talking because there is a natural progression to our physical development, there is a natural progression to our personal growth too.

Frustration Is An Instant Motivator!

Our minds love to wander into the future and dream up amazing things. We can see ourselves in love, living our passion, making lots of money, and so on.

But, just because you can dream it does not mean you are necessarily capable of having it right this instant. That does not make you a failure.

And it does not mean you are doing anything wrong. Often there are simple natural limitations in life. There are lessons that need to be learned. Experiences you need to have. People you need to meet. Things you need to do. Skills you need to acquire. Time that needs to pass.

I understand it is frustrating to…

  • Feel so much love in your heart and want to share it with a partner.
  • Feel so much passion about something and want to make a living just doing that thing.
  • Feel so capable and want to be on a purposeful career path.

But, Your Frustration Is Really Just An Indicator Of What Is Coming!

You would not feel the longing inside of you if it was not coming. Wanting comes with waiting. It is just part of the equation.

There is a lot you do not know. There are some additional skills you are going to learn or experiences you are going to have to truly prepare you for the career of your dreams.

The person you are going to be in a romantic relationship which has some things he or she needs to do and learn before they are ready to be with you!

When you were nine months old, you had the instinctual desire to communicate, but you had to wait for your brain to catch up so you could learn language. But eventually you did, didn’t you?

Stay Positive And Proactive…

There is a magical mystery to the Universe’s timing. Trust it! Trust your process and accept the natural limitations.

But, do not add unnatural and unnecessary limitations like buying into any old stories of not being good enough or unworthy or not deserving.

And drop the limiting belief that things would be so much better if you had all your dreams right now because it is limiting your enjoyment of the right now.

So make the best out of your current conditions. Ask yourself, “How can I enjoy where I am now even more?” The even more part is essential to add because it implies that you are already enjoying it!!

Reality Will Eventually Catch Up To Your Dreams!

Just like you eventually learned how to walk and talk, you will continue to learn the life lessons that move you one step closer to your dreams.

It is impossible for you not to actualize your potential as long as you are committed to your growth. Do not give up just because you are frustrated!! Patience is part of faith.

Frustration = magical mystery of Universe’s timing. Trust the process.

Christine Hassler

Christine is a Life Coach with a counseling emphasis known for catalyzing radical self-reflection while offering practical direction. She is passionate about busting the myth that life is about living by a checklist and having it all figured out. Christine has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style and PBS, as well as various local television and radio shows, speaking about life issues and “Expectation Hangovers®” – a phenomenon she identified and trademarked or generational diversity. She is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and Cosmo.

Christine Hassler

Christine is a Life Coach with a counseling emphasis known for catalyzing radical self-reflection while offering practical direction. She is passionate about busting the myth that life is about living by a checklist and having it all figured out. Christine has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style and PBS, as well as various local television and radio shows, speaking about life issues and “Expectation Hangovers®” – a phenomenon she identified and trademarked or generational diversity. She is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and Cosmo.

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