“The only real impediment to [mastering a skill] is yourself and your emotions—boredom, panic, frustration, insecurity. You cannot suppress such emotions—they are normal to the process and are experienced by everyone, including Masters. What you can do is have faith in the process. The boredom will go away once you enter the cycle. The panic disappears after repeated exposure. The frustration is a sign of progress—a signal that your mind is processing complexity and requires more practice. The insecurities will transform into their opposites when you gain mastery. Trusting this will all happen, you will allow the natural learning process to move forward, and everything else will fall into place.” ~ Robert Greene, Mastery
“Frustration is a very positive sign. It means that the solution to your problem is within range, but what you’re currently doing isn’t working, and you need to change your approach in order to achieve your goal.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within
Being a Martial Arts competitor and coach for Martial Arts athletes, I am oh so familiar with the feeling of frustration, and regularly experience it with athletes during training.
Frustration is the feeling you get when you try, try again; yet fail, fail again.
And what do most people do when faced with ‘fail, fail again?‘
They stop trying to do whatever move or skill that was outside of their comfort zone and move onto something else.
…Something else that is most likely back inside of their comfort zone so that they can succeed and feel good again.
But that’s the amazing part.
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“All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration. Unfortunately, some people don’t get to the other side… They allow frustration to keep them from taking the necessary actions that would support them in achieving their desire. You get through this roadblock by plowing through frustration, taking each setback as feedback you can learn from, and pushing ahead.” ~ Anthony Robbins