20 Quotes About Frustration

  • “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.” – Vonnegut
  • “You have control over you and that is the only person you can change. When you realize this you will save yourself a lot of frustration.” – Catherine Pulsifer, Change Yourself
  • “To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” – T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”
  • “Frustration is not a work plan.” – Ami Ayalon
  • “Controlling your time helps overcome frustration and brings life into balance and order, giving you the feeling of control and poise.” – Bill Newman, Soaring with Eagles
  • “You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds.” – Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
  • “It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” – Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
  • “Do not be afraid to express your goal to the other person because failure to communicate can be a major cause of frustration.” – Jim Berry, Negotiating Skills
  • “No matter what type of anger or frustration we have to struggle with, … a clear picture of how our faith in God is the answer to anything we need to overcome.” – Carol Graham
  • “Needing to have things perfect is the surest way to immobilize yourself with frustration.” – Wayne Dyer
  • “Frustration is a sign I am acting independently. The more you try your own way, the tighter the doors will stay closed.” – Joyce Meyer
  • “Change is gradual, trying to change too many things at once is what leads to frustration and failure – instead, pick any one particular trait or characteristic that you would like to change and start working specifically on that.” – Michael Andrews, Mindset
  • “The more positive emotions you feel, the happier you are. On the other hand, the more you indulge in negative emotions like anger and frustration, the unhappier you are.” – Maximilian Weigand, The Happy Life
  • “A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.” – Chuck Noll
  • “One of the greatest sources of insecurity and frustration is our tendency to try and change things that we don’t have any control of.” – Ryan Help, Overcoming Insecurity
  • “The feeling of frustration forces some to seek inspiration.” – Sara Wellington, Inspire
  • “Frustration although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.” – Bo Bennet
  • “Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.” – Eric Hoffer

Related: How To Deal With Frustration And Anger

  • “Our ability to tolerate frustration can be especially low when we are under time pressure or have too many things to do, a significant feature of many modern workplaces.” – Russell Kolts, The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger
  • “A sense of humor is God’s antidote for anger and frustration.” – Rick Warren
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