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Achievements come hand in hand with frustrations.
Earlier this week, during my overthinking session with myself, my main job was trying to figure out my frustrations and where they were rooted. To be frustrated is part of the growth process and not necessarily bad because for things to happen, they often don't come out in time or the way we imagine.
You will get frustrated before any accomplishments in life as we all move along until we do not. The out-of-control makes me mad as I am a person who feels safer when controlling. The important thing here is to maintain flexibility and willingness to take action when things get out of control. However, everything is always easier on paper.
The end-of-the-year nostalgia doesn't help with my frustrations; I tend to look to what I didn't do or could have done differently. As I was reading my goals for this year, a mix of anxiety and frustration started hitting me. It will always be an important year for one or two things, not a good one for others. Is the glass half full or half empty? Do I still have time to make it happen?
Feeling frustrated two months away from 2023 significantly influenced me as I decided to launch a big project to prove to myself that the time is always now, not later. And I only agreed to launch this new endeavor because I felt frustrated and needed to push myself even further. Is it a cry for help, or is hope the last one to die? I am hopeful about turning things around.
We will feel frustrated when things go wrong and right. It's unavoidable.
In which direction you insert your energy makes a big difference because it often comes together with achievements. Today's newsletter is a reminder that we should be focused on something other than what we didn't achieve during the year but what we can start now to make our future selves happy. You are not stuck.
The road is a marathon, not a sprint.
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