Don't Be The Poison

You need to go to war with complaining. You must battle and defeat it every day, because failing to take it on will spell your doom.

When you turn your guns and face down complaining, you’ll be facing down the voice that whispers and sometimes screams inside your head. What that voice says is crucial to your life. Better said, what you do with what that voice tells you is all the matters.  

CompTrain offers excellent insight on this battle. What follows tackles the number one thought or response people have when the topic of complaining comes up.

“I’m not complaining, I’m just stating a fact.” This is the most common retort we hear when we talk about positivity.

You’re not wrong, it is a fact. But breathing life into it by giving it a voice brings greater awareness to something negative that you have no control over. That’s bitching. That’s complaining. And it’s poison.

“It’s so hot out here.” Yes, it is. Pointing that out isn’t going to make it any cooler. It’s just going to make you and everyone around you more miserable.

Don’t be the poison. Be the antidote. ⠀

You can only focus on so many things. Why give your attention to things outside your control? Why allow what you can’t control to control you?

You are much better off focusing solely on what you control. If it’s something you can control, you can do something about it. If it’s not, why allow it to control you?

Better yet, why allow it to impact those around you? Instead of complaining to those around you, encourage them. Remain positive and help them do the same.