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We have all dealt with it.  We all know what it feels like and how it eats away at us.  We hate how we feel and we want it to change.


I have dealt with it on the lifting platform, hanging from the rings, in business, and in my house.  It is a reality that things are not always going to be perfect and that people are going to push your buttons.  What do you do?

Recognize that you are not them and they are not you.  We all react to life differently.  We all apply pressure to situations in a different way and we respond to challenges differently.  We all deal with the stress of life and frustrations differently.

For some of us, the pressure improves our performance.  The frustration of not hitting that lift and feeling so close, pushes us to focus just a little more, leading to success.  And for others, the frustration pulls us out of the zone and makes it harder to give our best.  For this latter group of people, it is better to accept the off day, accept the frustration and walk away until we can get back in the zone.

The truth about frustration is that no matter what, it is all on your shoulders to control your reaction.  It is all on your shoulders for you to recognize how you respond to it and how you are going to deal with it.  The sad truth of the matter is that most of the time, the people or things that are causing your frustration don’t care.

The barbell doesn’t care, your boss doesn’t care…they just want results and progress.

How do you deal with frustration?  How do you handle it?

Me response comes tomorrow….