A great attitude always matters especially in times of frustration. People always find the worst in certain situations. I’ll give an example, it happened to me not too long ago. I had to push my car while I was traveling one day because I ran out of gas. Stupid me.
I never thought I would run out of gas, but then again we never think we will until it happens. It was tough to stay optimistic because it was hot and I was in the middle of nowhere. Here’s what I thought after I got to the last station, filled up my tank, and laughed about it.
It doesn’t matter what happens, don’t worry, you’ll be fine!
We always believe it’s the end of the world. Here are some tips…
- Take a deep breath, quickly. Right when something occurs that is about to make your head explode, take a breath. Really. I think that we start to panic and that is what helps frustrate us. I’d say to keep a smile on your face and take a breath.
- If there are people around, don’t be hesitant to ask for help. Most people are nice and willing to help with just about anything, except for hitch-hikers. Hitch-hikers never get picked up for rides.
- Be POSITIVE at all times. Attitude is senior to everything in all scenarios. If you can learn to stay positive, it’ll be easier in the long run. Positive people love positive. Also, be confident, not negative. People don’t like negative people because that’s what the world is full of. You don’t need any negativity. Look at my last post and watch the video with Alec Baldwin. That guy is a positive person and master closer.
If any of those three steps fail, you need more time. Time heals everything. Eventually, you’ll get over whatever was bothering you. I tend to simply not care. I immediately say “screw it” and walk away for awhile. I’ll come back when I feel great and my blood pressure lowers or I’m just casual and not feeling anything particular.
Some people will call a friend and discuss things to keep their mind off of whatever is making their blood boil.
I’ll have to admit that when I ran out of gas, I got angry. Of course it was going to happen, but then I decided to walk away. I couldn’t be positive just yet, but instead decided to take a moment to myself. I got on the phone to call a tow truck and the reason I did that was talk to someone.
Another Tip: (*If you talk to someone you don’t know while you’re frustrated, you tend to not be as mad as when you’re by yourself. The reason is because people don’t like other people seeing them flip out.)
This works out very well also because I was kind of embarrassed to show my angry side to someone that doesn’t know. If it was someone I did know, of course I’d flip out. The towing austin business that got me, reached me when I was already close to the gas station. It wasn’t that bad after all because pushing the car got my mind off of things. I was still thinking about how I was going to explain myself tot eh person I was supposed to meet, but I stuck to rule number three, which was stay POSITIVE.
Watch Tony Robbin’s post about pulling yourself out of a funk…