What Your Frustration Is Trying to Tell You
Have you ever found yourself working so hard on something that it’s driven you to near-insanity? Have you ever gotten so obsessed with a project or a task that it became hard to put it down, even though your frustration with it was completely out of control?
Frustration like this happens to the best of us from time to time, and it can only mean one thing: You’re fighting an uphill battle, and it’s time to let go and move on to something else.
Your frustration is a low vibrational sign that literally lets you know when you are moving away from the thing you want. If you don’t feel good about the work you are doing, then the work you are doing is no good.
Now, while many people will tell you that you just have to push through the pain or keep hammering at the problem, this is actually very poor advice. Answers come from a place of centered calmness, not frustration.
So when you feel your frustration getting the best of you, do yourself a favor and put down whatever you’re working on. Let go and take another path.
Ironically, people frequently find the exact solutions they are looking for when they finally give up the fight. I experienced this myself when I decided I wanted to become a teacher in the spring of 2007.
I really wanted a position so I did everything I could to get a job. I went to the teacher job fair, I talked to teachers I knew, I applied for every job that was posted and made dozens of phone calls. However, the longer I kept at it, the more frustrated I became.
Principal after principal told me the same thing “we really like you but we want someone with teaching experience.” I started to think that no one would be willing to give me a chance, and my discouragement escalated. I kept trying, but my efforts became more painful as time went on.
Eventually, summer turned into fall and all of the open teaching positions were filled. Finally, I surrendered. After all, what was the sense of trying to find a job after the school year started?
So, I told myself “I’ll get ’em next year,” and went back to my jobs waiting tables and working as a bank teller. It was time to move on with my life and put this dream on the back burner.
Then, out of nowhere, it happened.
Within just two weeks of giving up, I got a call from the principal of the school closest to my house. One of his teachers was quitting and he offered me the job on the spot. Despite the fact that I had zero experience and all of the job openings from the summer had been filled, I was officially a teacher. It was amazing!
Giving up the fight paid off big time for me with this dream, and it can for you too because things like this happen all of the time.
The “infertile” couple who stops trying to get pregnant suddenly conceives. The girl who stops chasing her crush suddenly gets a call for a date. The keys that were lost suddenly appear in exactly the place you frantically searched a dozen times already.
Frustration is always a sign that you are moving in the wrong direction, and it’s a sign to give up the fight and move on to something else. If you have a hard time letting go just remember this story because good things always happen on the other side of your frustration.
Related Article: 8 Symptoms of a Low Vibration
So if you’ve been working toward something that’s been driving you nuts, give yourself permission to let go and go do something else. Sometimes all you need to do is simply let go, and your frustration is there to let you know when this is the case!
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