Weekend Meditation: No More Complaining

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“Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

“When you consistently maintain a positive frame of mind, you’ll become known as a problem-solver rather than a complainer. People avoid complainers. They seek out problem-solvers.” – Joseph Sommerville

One of the things that’s been on my mind this week, and especially this morning, is how tough life is for many people, and how fortunate I have been. There are stresses in my life, as there are in anyone’s life, but how we deal with those stresses says a lot about us. I think I’ve made a lot of progress in how I deal with these things – but often my strategy now deals with venting and complaining and then letting it pass.

But I’m worried I complain too much. My goal for this week is to stop complaining entirely. I’m going to attempt to go an entire week without a single complaint. Tentatively, I’m thinking this is one of those goals that sounds simple, but is much harder to actually achieve its implementation. I will make sure to report back next week how it goes. Instead of complaining, I’m going to attempt to realize these stresses either don’t matter, or else work on finding a solution to overcome them.

Do you care to join me in this challenge?

Addendum: My friend Andrea just introduced me to A Complaint Free World, which aligns perfectly with this challenge. Consider checking it out and participating.

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