I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these crazy times. Here is your daily dose of inspiration – because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!
“Always look at the solution, not the problem. Learn to focus on what will give results.” Steve Jobs
Tip # 18 : Complaint Free for a day
Try to go for one whole day without complaining. Perhaps supercharge it and attempt a whole week… Cultivate your ability to choose the focus of your thoughts, words and attention!
What this tip means is that you eliminate all the negative chatter out of your day. It doesn’t mean you can’t acknowledge or address negative tings – just make sure that the direction of any conversation about something you don’t like, is in search of a solution. Even better, where possible, replace conversations based in complaint with conversations about what is wonderful.
Going ‘complaint free’ is a practical way to choose the focus of your attention. In almost any situation there are both: things that we like and things that we don’t. Any action we take we can be motivated by avoiding an outcome we don’t want or reaching for an outcome we desire. In almost anything you might complain about, there co-exists both details of the problem and details of the solution. Choose to focus on the solution.
Cultivating the ability to shift your focus away from what you might complain about (lack, problems, other people’s choices) to what you might enjoy (gratitude, solutions, abundance, your choices) makes you extremely resilient. Your words are powerful. They can be a wind in your sails propelling you onward if you use them well.