I know you do it!
Something happens that you don’t like and you just HAVE to tell somebody about it.
Not just somebody…but EVERYBODY!
Anyone who will listen.
- You tell the clerk while you are at the checkout.
- You call your best friend and complain to them
- You most certainly post about it on Facebook so other complainers can tell you how angry they are and how the same thing has happened to them
- You tell your girlfriend, wife and/or both
- You want to tell your diary but that can get mad with you…but is just as effective as all the others.
You just want you complaint to be heard!
Who knows! Have you ever noticed how you feel after complaining to one of your friends? You share your terrible story, then they try to top you with and equally terrible story, then you share another….
This goes on and on until you are both whipped up into a frenzy! But do you actually ever do anything about it???
It is so much easier to piss and moan than it is to actually get off you ass and change what you are complaining about!
So this is not going to be your typical “Feel-Good” list of motivational quotes. This is meant to show you who is the only one who can really make a difference in your life
Something I learned from Jon Morrow -
“You could either fight for your life, or lay down and wait to die.” – Tweet THIS!
“Spending Today Complaining about yesterday wont make tomorrow any better” – Tweet THIS!
Stop and think: what benefits do you always receive from complaining about something that has already happend?
You get to relive the experience again like it just happened. You get to feel the pain and emotion each and every time you share the story. You even get to spread the anger you are feeling to your loved ones you are forcing to listen to you. I bet you are a blast at the holidays!
Listening to too much complaining is bad for your brain in multiple ways. . . .
“The brain works more like a muscle than we thought,” Blake says. “So if you’re pinned in a corner for too long listening to someone being negative, you’re more likely to behave that way as well.”
Even worse, being exposed to too much complaining can actually make you dumb. Research shows that exposure to 30 minutes or more of negativity–including viewing such material on TV–actually peels away neurons in the brain’s hippocampus. “That’s the part of your brain you need for problem solving,” he says. “Basically, it turns your brain to mush.”
Read full article at Inc.com
“I enjoy complaining almost as much as not doing anything about my complaints” – Tweet THIS!
Sounds pretty funny when you read it like this doesn’t it? But remember the last time you complained to someone? Probably was not that long ago. Think about it. Did you actually DO anything about what your were complaining about?
Think about the person who has to sit and listing to you complaining and pretending they care. You are literally sucking the life out of them!
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This is what you sound like to the people around you. If you see them slowly backing out the door and nodding, you may wont to find a brighter topic before they all run screaming in the other direction!
“Success Trains. Failure Complains” – Tweet THIS!
Simple enough. You want results? Do what successful people do. How many people do you know at the top that spend most of their days complaining?
As bad as you think your little problem is there is always someone who has to deal with much worse!
“As you take a breath right now another person takes their last. Stop whining and learn to live your life to the fullest” – Tweet THIS!
You time here is so limited and so valuable. Spend it doing things that uplift you. Not speaking about things that bring you and others down!
“If you do not like where you are, then change it. You are not a tree” – Tweet THIS!
Everything can be changed! There is ALWAYS something you can do to change your current state. Look for solutions instead of dwelling on the past.
WOW! READ IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Someone has probably offered you a solution to that thing you are complaining about and yet you refused it! Are you that person who just wants to complain but doesn’t really want the problem fixed?
“I have the choice to be angry at God for what I don’t have or be thankful for what I do have” ~ Nick Vuljicic - Tweet THIS!
Your happiness is a choice! What you choose to focus on is ALWAYS in your control.
If you spent less time bitching about your life you would probably enjoy it more - Tweet THIS!
The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything – Tweet THIS!
Want the key to happiness? Love what you have. Give gratitude for everything. See everything as a gift.
You can’t give gratitude and be in a bad mood at the same time!
Of course it burns, but complaining won’t make you look good naked – Tweet THIS!
Do you want to be heard and make your point or do you want results?
Do you think you could have this kind of response to your problems? You need to!!!
Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have. – Tweet THIS!
It can always get worse. Chances are, if all you are focusing on is the negative… IT WILL! It has no choice but to get worse! Change your focus!
The grass is greener where you water – Tweet THIS!
People that you think have it better than you made a choice to MAKE things better than you. They did not sit around and complain about how others have more than them. They went out and got it for themselves.
Be the change you want to see in your life!
Let your past make you better, not bitter – Tweet THIS!
Find a way to turn it around. Instead of asking “why does this always happen to me”, instead say “How can I use this to make myself better”
You can always find something wrong if that is what you are looking for. But then you overlook all the sweet goodness that is right there in front of you.
Every second is a chance to turn your life around – Tweet THIS!
The most valuable thing you have on this earth is your time. You need to treat it as precious as a mother protecting it’s newborn child. You feed it. You nourish it. You only want the best for it.
And when the time comes you want to look back and say I made the absolute best of it.
How much more time would you waste on complaining.
Protect your time by spending in only the best ways imaginable!