Instead of complaining about all the evil in the world, we need to start working on all the good that is left to do.
LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.
“Acceptance means no complaining, and happiness means no complaining about the things over which you can do nothing.”
— Wayne Dyer
When things don’t go as we plan, we all have the natural tendency to gripe and complain. For many people, it is a way to let people know how we feel. And for others, it is a way of venting with the expectation of getting a thing or two off of our chest. Really it is a way that contributes to normal functioning at times.
While there are certainly times when we can and should bring up matters of importance or issues that need to be address, complaining unnecessarily in thought, action, or conversation can have immensely negative effects on our brain functioning. Negativity can spread just as quickly and impactfully as positivity can. And it affects our brains more than we think. Read more…
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
— Karl Marx
Sometimes life pushes you over. Other times it knocks you upside the head and sends you stumbling in a million different directions. But at other times, you knock you completely to the ground and dares you to get up. A good life is not one that consists of no problems. It is one that has learned how to persevere through challenges without complaining. Read more…
“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.”
— Will Smith
Negative thoughts hold the power to ruin us, but equally, do negative people. Sometimes it isn’t our thoughts that kill us, but the negative people we allow to get to us. When we should extract people from our lives, we don’t because we don’t want to hurt their feelings or break up long-standing relationships no matter how draining they are. But if we never make the trek across that bridge, we may never get to where we attempted to go in the first place, and that is how regret develops. Read more…
“When you focus on problems, you will have more problems. When you focus on possibilities you’ll have more opportunities.”
A sure way to stop progress is to give power to negative energy. When we fill our space with right goals and positive thoughts, everything that is wrong and negative has to move. If the negative is allowed to run rampant, the positive will eventually slip away from us. Learn to play the game of elimination. If something or someone doesn’t add to your life, open the door for it to leave. If it doesn’t leave on its own, kick it out. Break the habit of giving voice to problems and choose to talk about the possibilities. There are so many on the road of progress. Read more…