The One Question To Ask When You Are Frustrated

hasseman marketing frustrated People often ask me, “How are you so positive all of the time?”   The answer is…it’s hard.  Some days it’s harder than others.  My attitude is very much by choice, but that does not mean it’s easy.  I have to work at it. The more I put myself out there, the more risks I take, the more opportunity that leaves for me to get punched in the face (metaphorically speaking).   In those moments of disappointment and frustration, I probably react like anyone else.  I vent.  I yell.  I might even cry.  But then I take a deep breath and ask myself one important question. “Why is this for the best?” In the moment, it feels like a dumb question.  How can it (whatever it is) be for the best?  I am pissed about it.  I am frustrated.  I am disappointed.    But what I have found is that you can’t find the answer to questions you don’t ask.   So when you face your next frustration, or rejection, or disappointment, ask yourself, “Why is this for the best?” Make sure you never miss an update.  Sign up for our VIP newsletter.  We send out one email per week with all of the content we create in one place.  The list is growing.  So become a VIP by signing up now! 

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.