I have never liked snakes. Those freakishly-looking unevolved legless slithering mass of bones, muscles and scales—give me the creeps. And yes, my legs are propped up as I am writing this post—hey, you never know what can happen.
But as much as I hate the sight of snakes, I would much rather jump into a hole filled with snakes (small and nonvenemous ones), than to be in the company of people who complain.
I do not understand why people complain. It is not like complaining has the power to solve a problem. In fact, all complaining does is remind the complainer of the pain s/he is experiencing and without offering that person a way out of his or her troubling situation. In other words, complaining is a monumental waste of precious time.
The next time you are tempted to complain…remember that roughly twenty-five thousand people around the world will die of hunger related causes over the next 24-hour period. Around ninety-six people will die in a vehicle accident before the day (today) is over—and that’s just in the United States.
As I am writing this post, somewhere in your community and in my community, a woman is being physically assaulted by an intimate partner. By the time you finish reading this post, a two-year-old will die of complications from leukemia.
Despite the hardship or difficulty you are presently facing, take a moment to celebrate life. And remember, winners do not complain—winners adapt and adjust.
I discuss this topic and more on today’s podcast. Be sure to take a listen. You can share your thoughts or questions here or at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will have a response to your question(s) or comment(s) on tomorrow’s show.
In this episode [EP38] of The Mindfullness Show, I discuss…
- The Absurdity of Complaining.
- What Do You Really Want?
- Change The Conversation.
- The Promise of Tomorrow.
- Winners Adapt And Adjust.
- The Best Is Yet To Come!