People oftentimes experience a high level of frustration which can be debilitating, but frustration is an essential part of success. In fact, welcome frustration because when you feel discouraged and fed up, you become energized, which allows you to gain leverage on yourself. And when you are energized, you will naturally focus on outcomes, not obstacles. Use frustration as a driver. Sure, you can throw your hands up in the air and see how that works for you or you can reap the benefits of frustration by adapting and re-channeling your energy toward something more positive. This is a paradigm shift that will open-up opportunities you never envisioned for yourself.
Motivational guru, Tony Robbins suggests that frustration is a good thing. He says, “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 to achieve your goal.” Robbins had his own interesting story. One in which he was referred to as “Wonder Boy,” but then something went awry, and he fell off the grid. A friend came looking for him and as Robbins puts it, he was no longer Wonder Boy, he was just “Boy.”
His friend said, “What’s wrong with you? You listened to all tapes and read all the books by the top motivational gurus that ever walked this planet, and are living in a one room apartment, washing your dishes in the bathtub. Robbins said, “That’s right because none of that stuff works!”
After the friend left, Robbins began taking a hard look at himself. He was disgusted by what he had become, and yes, completely frustrated! This is when he had an epiphanic moment. He realized that frustration is a good thing because when you are frustrated, you will make a change, and that success is ultimately buried on the other side of frustration.