The Nobel Laureate William Faulkner aptly remarks: "People need trouble -- a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don't mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance. Only vegetables are happy." Among the various factors that harm our health, frustration is certainly very dangerous .
At times we need a series of counseling sessions with our physician to control frustration so that we are able to sustain our mental health. We have noticed a series of medical reports that emphasize new solutions to control frustration.
Thechanged attitude toward sorrows and disappointments will help us in preventing frustration. Even death won’t frustrate us. I give one illustration. Robert Browning, the greatest Victorian poet, loved his wife Elizabeth Barrett Browning very deeply. After her sudden death, the poet didn’t let frustration conquer him. On the contrary, Browning took a defiant and optimistic view toward death. He was hopeful to meet his wife in heaven after death.
No doubt, the heart bowed down by frustration and disappointment is relieved if it clings to hope. The above
Anthony Robbins aptly remarks that we should consider each failure as feedback: “ People who fail to achieve their goals usually get stopped by frustration. They allow frustration to keep them from taking the necessary actions that would support them in achieving their desire. You get through this roadblock by plowing through frustration, taking each setback as feedback you can learn from, and pushing ahead. I doubt you'll find many successful people who have not experienced this. All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration.”
The above lines make it clear that if we have a positive attitude, we can learn a lot from our failures and frustrations. It has been remarked that ‘ the mushrooms of creativity’ grow from frustration.