The Secret To Never Being Frustrated Again
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
The Universe Is Not Taking Orders From You. (Sorry.)
It’s as simple as ABCD. Really.
A is adversity. Traffic is awful.
B is your beliefs. And often they’re irrational. “This shouldn’t happen to me.” Well, guess what, Bubba? It is happening.
C is consequences. You get angry, frustrated or depressed.
In very few cases can you change A. But you can change B. And that will change C. So let’s bring in the 4th letter.
D: Dispute your irrational beliefs. “Wait a second. When did the universe guarantee me a trouble-free existence? It didn’t. Traffic has happened before. It will happen again. And I will survive.”
Look for beliefs that hold the words “should”, “ought” or “must.” That’s where the problems lie.
You’re allowed to wish, want and desire. Nobody is saying you need to be an emotionless lump.