When life gets us down, it is all too easy to fall into the trap of complaining (trust me, I’m guilty too). Unfortunately, not only does complaining not fix the problem, it actually makes the situation worse.
Perhaps you’ve seen the following:
Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.
― Mahatma Gandhi
It’s hard to believe or truly conceive that our thoughts actually create our own reality, but it is most definitely the case.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it:
Go one week without complaining…about anything.
If you catch yourself complaining, simply stop, collect your thoughts, and move on. If you are talking to other people that complain, simply acknowledge it, and move on. You don’t have to engage it. I’m going to take the challenge with you.
Designate this week as complaint free.