Don’t give up, take action. It’s easy to get frustrated or down on yourself, but letting your head hang down and giving up won’t help you. Moments like these give you an opportunity to develop your character. Keep going and find another way. If you don’t achieve the outcome you wanted, at least you can find peace in knowing that you fought until the end, that you tried your best. There is more than one way to do things – think outside the box, be creative. 6 + 3 = 9, but so does 5 + 4.
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan
Game Plan: When you come up against an obstacle and feel frustration creeping in, slow down, take a deep breath, and think through what your next step will be. Sometimes it’s a good idea to take a break and come back to it so that you can approach the situation with a different mindset. If what you were doing before wasn’t working, find a new strategy.
Quote source: Satchel Paige