It’s easier to complain

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Honestly, I don’t know about anybody else but I find it easier to complain. To complain about how:
  • things are;
  • things aren’t;
  • life’s not going according to plan;
  • the government’s not doing what they’re supposed to do;
  • the people in my environment are;
  • the wind is blowing in the wrong direction.

The list could go on and on.  It’s just darn easier to complain.

Stop ccomplaining

In her book Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert made the point that no one ever listens to anybody else’s complaints because we’re all too focused on our own holy struggle.  So quit complaining.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

We say we want change and that we want things to be different, but are we willing to step out of our comfort zone and to do what it takes?  Most times the answer is no.  Let’s face it, the familiar is very comfortable.  It suits us to play it safe.  It fits like a well wore pair of jeans; the pair that knows our every curve, turn and stretch mark.

We are a product of our environment.  We need to choose an environment that’ll move us toward becoming our best selves.  Until we give up who we were, we can never become who we’re going to be.

The first step toward getting somewhere is to decide that we’re not going to stay where we are.  We’re not captives of our environment.  If we don’t like where we are, we can make some changes.  We’re not planted permanently in the ground like a tree.  Don’t say, “We would, if we could,” start saying, “We will, because we can.”


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