Complaining is a human tendency that’s been around since the dawn of
time. But do we really understand how powerful it is?
For those who understand the Law of Attraction and the power of the
spoken word, be reminded that what you focus on you attract and what
you speak about comes about. The minute you start focusing on your
fears and worries…your poverty and lack…or your inabilities…
What many people may not understand, however, is that complaining
can be a powerful psychological force that keeps us from our reaching
our goals and/or getting what we want out of life.
Spend time around the water cooler, in the grocery store or on a
social media site and you’ll no doubt notice people complaining
about absolutely everything under the sun…
It’s the economy, or it’s where we live. Perhaps we point to our
lack of education, we grew up in poverty, we’re black, we’re white,
we’re male, we’re female, we’re young, we’re old… the list is as
endless as there are people. And it includes the complaints about
we voice about OURSELVES…I’ve always been that way, I’m just not
that organized, etc.
If any of those reasons were valid, how do we account for people
like Oprah, Michael Jackson, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln,
Harlan Sanders and countless others?
When we complain, we’re telling ourselves that the responsibility
for what is or is not happening is tied to something ELSE…and we
are no longer responsible. Although this makes our ego happy, it
can lead to complacency, inaction and stagnation. Simply, we’re
actually telling ourselves that it’s OK to be/remain where we
are because it’s out of our control and therefore not our fault.
Take a moment and notice how successful people and real leaders
talk. They rarely, if ever, engage in gossip and they NEVER
complain. Does this mean that they’re out of touch with reality
and don’t notice things that are in need of fixing/changing?
They notice…so what’s different? They take responsibility. They
focus on the solution… even though their present circumstance may
not be ideal. They know it’s up to them and don’t let obstacles
and challenges become excuses. They find a way.
The next time you’re tempted to complain…and we ALL are…catch
yourself. Look at the possibilities, not your circumstances.
Don’t complain about the obstacles in your path, turning them
into “reasons” why you’re unable to do what it is you want to do.
The key is to be willing to take full responsibility for yourself
and your life. Make no excuses and point no finger of blame.
It may be tough, sure, but remember, if any other human being in
the history of mankind has ever done something, so can YOU!
So stop complaining and DO IT!