I used to get annoyed, frustrated and irritated. It barely happens anymore. Here’s how I do it…
In late 2009, during a negotiation role play at QUT I leant over to my mate Istvan and whispered, “this is getting frustrating”. His response: “only if you let it”.
And he was right. Getting frustrated is a choice. I didn’t have to choose it.
I decided to relax. To watch the situation unfold and to observe other people getting more and more frustrated. It was a role play, why get frustrated?
Very few situations in our lives are life and death.
Since that day, I don’t let a situation control me. I don’t get frustrated because I don’t let myself.
How to never get annoyed again: choose not to.