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Since 1998 I've been sending out these reflections first thing each week--one or more quotes plus my thoughts about the intersections and contradictions. They're archived here back to 2002, and a new one is posted every Monday morning. Dialogue is still welcome . . .

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Quote #1112 - #FrustrationFocus

04 Dec, 2023


"To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles."
T.F. Hodge

"And I got out of there without punching anyone, kicking anyone, or breaking down in tears. Some days the small victories are all you achieve."
Molly Ringle

"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward."
Kurt Vonnegut

Sometimes the laughter comes first, sometimes
the tears,
but I usually need both
to truly work through
the deep frustrations, let it all out so it doesn't
live in my body.

But first ...

Focus on what needs to be accomplished,
get through it as effectively as possible,
try to manage all the competing needs and desires,
so that the best possible outcome is, indeed,

And then ...

when this is done
when this is finally over and done,
I will cry and laugh
and laugh and cry about it all again.

Shellen Lubin
December 4, 2023

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