How to Identify and Overcome Frustration | Suzanne Kane
"I was an accomplice in my own frustration." – Peter Shaffer While we may not recognize when we do it, or even admit to it when we know we do, we all sometimes have a tendency to sabotage our efforts, thus leading to unnecessary and sometimes disruptive frustration. The key to being able to overcome frustration is to learn how to identify it and then implement strategies to combat it. Where Does Frustration Come From? In the simplest terms, frustration is an emotion that comes from being blocked from achieving an intended goal. There are internal sources of frustration, as well as external sources. Internal sources: If you are not able to get what you want, the disappointment and frustration you feel may well be the outcome. This may be due to a loss of self-confidence or self-esteem or you may be afraid of certain social situations. External sources: Often, it's the conditions you encounter outside yourself that are the sources of some frustration. These include the