How To Turn Irritation Into Inspiration

We usually view states like dissatisfaction, frustration and exasperation as negative.

Admittedly,  they are not as pleasant to experience as their opposites.

The thing is…

When you’re feeling satisfied, you lose the impetus to look for opportunities. Dissatisfaction is beneficial to the creative process.

That annoying itch can inspire action.


The next time you feel discontent, annoyed or agitated, pause and ask yourself:-

“What’s the opportunity in my angst?”

“How can this annoying scenario propel me towards positive action?”

Turn irritation into inspiration.

April 7th, 2015|

About the Author:

Suzi McAlpine is a Leadership Development Specialist and author of the award-winning leadership blog, The Leader’s Digest. She writes and teaches about accomplished leadership, what magic emerges when it’s present, and how to ignite better leadership in individuals, teams and organisations. Suzi has been a leader and senior executive herself, working alongside CEOs and executive teams in a variety of roles. Her experience has included being a head-hunter, an executive coach, and a practice leader for a division at the world’s largest HR consulting firm. Suzi provides a range of services as a Leadership Development Specialist, including executive coaching, leadership workshops and development programmes for CEOs, leadership teams and organisations throughout New Zealand.

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