The Runaway Frustration Train
Inspiration of the Day
“So often we dwell on the things that seem impossible rather than on the things that are possible.
“So often we are depressed by what remains to be done and forget to be thankful for all that has been done.”
Marian Wright Edelman
founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund
and author of The Measure of Our Success
So Now What?
I have fallen into this ditch, getting overwhelmed by my to do list, seeing all the “impossible” things I want to do, and letting my emotions of frustration and disappointment drag me down.
But I’ve learned that when I see that frustration train coming to look to all that I’ve accomplished so far and be thankful for my successes, no matter how “small” the little voice inside my head says they are.
Being grateful and giving thanks for what you’ve accomplished up to this point is a great remedy for the feelings of discouragement you may have for where you are not.
Writing down daily success and gratitude lists will help build the neuron connections in your brain so you can see what a success you actually are (and if that little voice inside your head just told you you’re not a success and haven’t accomplished anything substantial then you REALLY need to make this exercise a habit.)
Like your body needs physical exercise to stay healthy so does your emotions and mental state.
Gratitude for your own success and love for others for their accomplishments will help you move through the overwhelm and feelings of failure.
I’m not at the top of the mountain yet but I am on the mountain moving up and I’ve got a great view because I acknowledge my momentum forward.
Plus I’m able to keep the thoughts of discouragement and frustration at bay because I give thanks for my successes and accomplishments so far.