Well, another week is behind us. Welcome to Friday!
I’ve picked up a new hobby: knife throwing. I’m completely new. I’ve had two short lessons with my mentor and I’ve been practicing this week. Sometimes good. Sometimes horrible. And I’ve yet to be frustrated over the whole process…
That’s new to me and my mental state. Normally if things aren’t going the way I want them to, I get frustrated, depressed, angry, upset. So I sat back and pondered what was different about this endeavor.
And today’s quote answered that question:
“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”
― T.F. Hodge,
I know I’m new to the skill. I know I’m bad at what I’m doing. And I know I can only get better. I’ve stayed focused on the “I can only get better” aspect of this task, and have not dwelled upon the more frustrating failures I’ve experienced this week. I want to compete. And I can only compete if I get better. I’m holding on tightly to that end goal.
So, what are YOU doing (or are going to do) where this quote can help you? Share about it in the comments below. Whether it be learning a new “thing,” or making doctor appointments, or putting up with people that drive you crazy; how can today’s quote help you muddle through and beyond the frustration?
Have a wonderful weekend!