29 Frustration Quotes

We all get frustrated from time to time; let these frustration quotes encourage and inspire you.



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
Faith  |    Hardship


Thoughts that are powered by fear will cause feelings of anxiety, anger or frustration, which will manifest into your life and create negative or bad experiences.
Joe Hinchliffe, Average Joe’s Secrets to Personal Development
Fear  |    Experience


How many times have we attempted the impossible and tried to change other people. Often this ends up being an exercise of frustration as attempting to change others truly is a waste of time!
Catherine Pulsifer, Change Yourself
Inspirational Quotes  |   


A sense of humor is God's antidote for anger and frustration. Rick Warren
A sense of humor is God's antidote for anger and frustration.
Rick Warren
Humor  |    Quote of the Day


Did you ever notice how difficult it is to argue with someone who is not obsessed with being right?"
Wayne Dyer
Funny  |   


The fact of the matter is that anger is unleashed emotions. It is emotions that you cannot handle and thus, the only way forward is to let out all of those feelings of frustration...it's possible to handle all of your emotions in a positive way, instead of letting anger get the better of you.
A.C. Drexel, Anger Management: How to Control Anger, Develop Self-Control and Ultimately Master Your Emotions
Anger  |    Positive


Nothing frustrates team members more than leaders who can't make up their minds.
John Maxwell
Teamwork  |   


Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress.
Og Mandino
Famous  |   


During the day, you can go from task to task, to meet each colleague and each person no matter how frustrating without losing your temper, or showing frustration by being arrogant or ignorant. After all, it is only one day.
Byron Pulsifer
Words of Encouragement  |   


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
Change  |   


... a huge aspect of the significant life is to stop pretending that somehow this separation of our personal and professional lives is not only possible, but desirable. This, of course, is not true, and continuing our attempts to keep the two distinctly separate often leads to discouragement and frustration. The significant life is one lived with the recognition that you are one person involved in multiple facets of your life, none of which require you to be a different person for every occasion.
Pete Smith, Dare to Matter: Choosing an Unstuck and Unapologetic Life of Significance
Discouraged  |    Life


Looking back at the times where I allowed my work to create stress and frustration in my life I now realize what I thought was important really was not. I am not saying you should not take your work seriously, what I am saying is that we need to realize that life is all about balance.
Catherine Pulsifer
Stress  |    Balance


Controlling your time helps overcome frustration ... Bill Newman
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
Time  |   


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
Encouraging  |   


One of my biggest frustrations was watching people not succeeding. As a leader I had a passion to see people grow and develop. I constantly was looking for ways to help people. The other frustration was listening to people complain about not getting ahead yet they didn't take any steps to help themselves and their career.
Catherine Pulsifer, Wings for Work
Leadership  |    Passion


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
Work  |   


Today means that you are able to be adaptive and not reactionary. You know that when confronted by a particular challenge or obstacle that is far more effective to look for a solution and not to be stuck in the problem. Problems can easily mire you in a complaint cycle where nothing is accomplished except frustration but searching for solutions gives you hope rather than wishing for a way around or through the problem.
Byron Pulsifer, Beyond Yesterday
Challenge  |   


So just what is so fascinating about blame avoidance? ... One is that having become alerted to blame avoidance as a phenomenon, you start to see it everywhere... blame avoidance is capable of being discussed at all levels, from abstruse philosophical analysis of the nature of responsibility to everyday conversations on the bus or in the bar that swap battle stories about the frustrations of dealing with big organizations whose systems and structures seem to be carefully designed to make ordinary human communication with them as difficult as possible.
Christopher Hood, The Blame Game: Spin, Bureaucracy, and Self-Preservation in Government
Blame  |   


All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.
Wayne Dyer
Focus  |   


I can remember when I worked for a large corporation, making a decent salary, but no longer enjoying the work I was doing. I wanted to work on my websites but I could not see any way to generate an income that would support my family. After years of frustration, I finally left my corporate job and focused on the websites. With focus and perseverance, I was able to learn and apply many different theories - some worked, others were disastrous, but I never gave up.
Catherine Pulsifer, How I Made My Millions
Perseverance  |    Learning


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: Take Control of Your Emotions to Change Your Life
Happy  |   


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
Communication  |    Goals


How we decide to react to what is thrown at us is what determines our level or happiness or frustration. Folorunsho Mejabi
We all face similar setbacks and problems in life. How we decide to react to what is thrown at us is what determines our level or happiness or frustration.
Folorunsho Mejabi, Enthusiasm: The Secret of Success
Happiness  |   


We can make ourselves sick, when we try to predict,
And, we always end up in frustration,
Our minds are so set, that we tend to forget,
That it's God, choosing our destination.
Jim Thistle, There Is Never A Time, That's Not Now
Poems About Life   |   


When there is no understanding to the problem, when your reasoning falls short and in your mind; there is turmoil and unrest and such frustration that no answer to your puzzling you find . . . think of quiet pools and rivers in the bright sun, skies of blue and trees and flowers in the spring, in the garden of the inner heart resplendent, there's a peace of mind that answers everything!"
John McLeod
Encouraging Poems  |    Thinking


Customer service skills help you keep your happy customers happy, help prevent customers from becoming unhappy and taking out their frustrations on you, and help you deal effectively and quickly with customers who are upset and unhappy.
Robert Bacal, Perfect Phrases for Customer Service: Hundreds of Tools, Techniques, and Scripts for Handling Any Situation
Customer Service  |   


If you are in a customer service role, your smile makes people a lot more amenable to work with you and you will certainly find a lot fewer people who will take their frustration out on you.
Byron Pulsifer
Smile Poems  |   


While all the other kids were out playing in the summer evenings, I had to be in bed at six-thirty. They did that to discipline me, but for me it was the wrong way to bring up a child. It gave me a feeling of frustration and of reaching-out-and-trying-to-please. I found the quickest and easiest way to do that was to make people laugh. I suppose you could say it led to my wanting to be an actress.
Lucille Ball
Discipline  |    Laughter


In fact, what do you know that can be done without a bit of struggle? Could it be acquiring an education, or learning a new skill, or developing a successful business, or an accomplished painter, musician, or athlete? Well, the answer is obvious; none of these were acquired without work, effort, struggle, overcoming obstacles, perseverance, giving up free time, or long hours of frustration until a skill was developed.
Byron Pulsifer, Flying With Struggle
Effort  |   


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