At Work: Turn Frustration into Patience

DARSAt Work: Turn Frustration into Patience

I had a terrific time speaking to the regional staff of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services this week. What a great group of (mostly) women, who are making such an important contribution to our community.

We talked quite a bit about handling challenging situations at work. How do you turn frustration into patience?

Katie told me her story at break.

Katie served in the Navy for a number of years. “And you can’t quit the Navy,” she told me. “You have to find a way to be patient until things change.”

I pressed her. How did you manage to find that patience?

She offered me her sage advice, and generously permitted me to share it with you:

1. Instead of focusing on what you cannot change, focus on what you’re good at.

2. Remember that the situation will change eventually, because everything changes.

3. Step outside of yourself. Help someone else in need.

2 Responses to At Work: Turn Frustration into Patience

  1. Cheryl April 30, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    I was one of the women that attended the conference in College Station last week. I just wanted you to know that you talk was one of the best I have heard for a long time. We all truly enjoyed meeting you and listening to you.

    Great information – Great Book !

  2. Ann Daly April 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm #

    You are so kind, Cheryl. You and your colleagues were so inspiring to me. And we had a rocking time, didn’t we???