Someone out there needs to hear this – when you seek success, frustration is guaranteed. It will not be an easy road. You will make mistakes. You will fail. You will feel defeated.
Last week I was in the mountains with my kids and took some time with my oldest to make a path to sled down. We had a few good runs on it when her sled started going down a different way towards the top. She was getting frustrated when it kept going down the wrong path and stopping mid-way when she said, “Why am I such a failure?!” I responded, “You are not failing. You sometimes have to keep trying to figure out how to deal with bumps or splits in the road. You won’t have success until you get back up and try again.” She did. And she failed a few more times before she got a great run down.
Success comes with moving past frustrations, instead of expecting to not have them.