"...a common emotional response to opposition. Related to anger and disappointment, it arises from the perceived resistance to the fulfillment of individual will. The greater the obstruction, and the greater the will, the more the frustration is likely to be. Causes of frustration may be internal or external. In people, internal frustration may arise from challenges in fulfilling personal goalsdesires, instinctual drives and needs, or dealing with perceived deficiencies, such as a lack of confidence or fear of social situations. Conflict can also be an internal source of frustration; when one has competing goals that interfere with one another, it can create cognitive dissonance."Well there you have it...I'm frustrated by what I see as a lack of forward movement in my life. I'm plagued by a number of ideas and yet I seem unwilling or unable to find the time and energy to follow through with them. It always seems like I end up looking to others for fulfillment.
I've been working hard to learn to be open to new possibilities and opportunities. It's hard not to get frustrated when I see someone else moving forward. I'm happy for them but still a bit jealous. What is it about human nature that makes us jealous of those people; that makes us think the grass is always greener on the other side, so to speak?
When I stop to take the time, I realize my life is great. I'm learning new things, I love my job, and I love my family. Stuff and things are not the important part; people are the important part. Guess that's why frustration "can create cognitive dissonance."
Not sure this post makes any sense. Welcome to my thought process!