Originally posted: 10-24-16
Today I want to talk about the two major contributors that lead to most people’s frustration in any endeavor.
Those two are:
Impatience and Unrealistic Expectations
Think about it for a moment…
Any frustration that you have can likely be boiled down to one or both of the factors.
For example, you’re frustrated with your fitness level, but you’ve only been working out for a month. Why haven’t you dropped 30lbs yet? If you’re frustrated there, than you likely are being impatient. It takes to build the fitness enough to make progress. Did you have unrealistic expectations to begin with? Did you expect to lose 30lbs in 30 days? That’s unrealistic for most people- especially if you’re trying to be healthy about it.
What about other endeavors?
Are you frustrated with your job or income? Did you have unrealistic expectations that everything was going to be rainbows and unicorns when you started and now you’re doing something that actually resembles work? Is your income not where you want it to be, but you just started a career 6 months ago?
What about on the way to work today?
Are you frustrated because you’re stuck in traffic? I believe there’s some impatience there. Did you leave the house late and expect every light to be green, and there not to be a wreck on the flyover? There’s probably some unrealistic expectations present.
You get my point. Spend some time today contemplating about the things you are frustrated with. Is the frustration due to unrealistic expectations, impatience or both? If it is, what can you do to change your expectations or practice more patience and eliminate the frustration?