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How to Be Happy When Everything is Horrible: Frustration.

@rodneydnorman♬ original sound – Rodney Norman

I know that you have been frustrated lately. I don’t need to be psychic to know this about you. We all have frustrations that haunt our thoughts. We all have things that we would like to change. It is the very nature of man to see something and want to make adjustments.

“We all have things that we would like to change.”

Wishing things were different will only get you so far. For change to occur, action must be taken. You may have heard the definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results. We must have a change in our actions to make a change in our outcomes.

The problem is that we give too much attention to things that are not in our control. This causes the frustration that you feel. Even when we can clearly see the problem, even if we have a feasible solution, we may not have the power to act.

“Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”Charles Dudley Warner

So, what choices do we have? Do we ignore the things that cause frustration? It’s not about ignoring things; it is about giving things the proper amount of attention. Sometimes we have to accept our limitations. We must put our energies into things where our actions make a difference.

“Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

When you are focused on the wrong things, it can be like trying to change the weather instead of preparing for the storm. When a hurricane is a forecast, where should your focus be? Learn to focus on the things that you have control over – not the things you don’t.

We cannot change the path of the storm, but we can take other actions that will make a difference. Learning to focus on the basics is the first step to overcoming. Knowing that you need bread and milk the day of the storm will probably be too late. The sooner we recognize what actions we can take, the better it will be for our personal results.

In conclusion, you need to know what you can change to make a change. Otherwise, you will end up with no idea.

– Rodney Norman, HashtagWV #136. October 2021. Check out Rodney’s line of merchandise and upcoming comedy shows! T-shirt is on the right “Emotional Support Human” Visit RodneyNorman.com

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