Stop Complaining and Change Your Life
If you’ve ever been around children that continually whine, you are aware of how annoying it can be. Whining can ruin your mood in a quick minute. Most children outgrow this but unfortunately, many don’t.
As adults, we normally call whining, “complaining”, but they are both the same thing.
So many people complain. Have you ever had a job where most of your co-workers simply complain for most of the shift? I have and let me tell you, it is annoying. Occasionally I would find myself joining them and it wouldn’t take me long to begin to feel my energy being zapped. I could literally feel myself sinking.
I made a commitment to myself to stop complaining. I committed to keeping a positive, happy attitude regardless of what I was going through or facing. I decided to take responsibility for my life and do something different.
Complaining means you are dwelling on the negative. Your perspective is on the problem and not on possible solutions. Complainers seem to have given up or simply don’t really care about getting beyond their present circumstances.
Positive people, who refuse to complain, have some dominant traits that we can learn from. Their thoughts remain positive, even when things don’t go their way. Even when obstacles come and stay such as they’re laid off from work, their partner leaves them, or their kids’ rebel. They believe that eventually things will get better but they don’t just believe, they take some action as well.
Assume responsibility. That is the solution. If you have a problem, you are responsible to find a solution to fix it. Not your partner, mother, or friend. You. If you are unhappy, it is your responsibility to get to the root of your unhappiness and make some changes. If you don’t like your current situation, change it. Don’t make excuses. Be responsible.
If you feel overwhelmed, pray. Ask for help. Chances are if you’re a constant complainer, you’ve left others out of your life for far too long anyway. Complaining is not believing that you can turn things around. Do you want to be in control of your life? Then stop complaining. Start being grateful for all the good in your life and make changes in the areas you are dissatisfied with.
Things will not always go as planned in life. You may experience a break up, a lost job, a rude boss, or an unexpected bill. Things happen. What are you going to do? Complain? Whine? Get angry and bitter?
I encourage you to look at every situation through a fresh, new perspective. Even if things don’t go as you plan, you can still spend your time being grateful for the good in your life and choose to face the rest with a positive attitude and take responsibility for your part in resolving issues. Stand strong against the temptation to complain and begin with a fresh faith and perspective today.