Looking brightly torward coming New Year 2017 ?
It is dangerous to keep complaining about conditions you cannot control.
It teaches your brain (and more importantly, your very spirit) that you’ll give a lot of attention and energy and focus to things you feel powerless to change.
And your brain likes to be efficient. …
…I ask you: What’s your preferred worldview?
And does complaining about ANYTHING help you achieve a reality that is more in alignment with that worldview?
Hey, you may decide that complaining is an essential part of your happiness. And I won’t judge you for that. (I just will spend ZERO time with you, because frankly, you’re exhausting to be around when all you wanna do is list off things you don’t control, how powerless you feel about those things, and how disinterested you are in hearing my top ten suggestions about how to FIX what you’re bitching about.)
If you’re like, “Hey, that’s not me; I just feel the need to vent now and then,” then do that. Vent and then STFU. Wallow not an instant longer on any thought that makes you blue. It’s no good for you, it’s no good for those around you, and it’s training your brain to find more “stuff” to inventory!
I’ll challenge you to spend these last two weeks of the year listing off all the things for which you’re grateful. All the lessons the year taught you about what you want, going forward. All the people you met who inspire you. All the opportunities you had to display your gifts as a storyteller…. All the dreams that got fired up further because you KNOW 2017 is going to be filled with the pendulum swinging in another direction and you cannot WAIT to scoop up all that goodness and bathe in it.
I’ll challenge you to make 2016 finish super-freakin’ strong.
Let us walk together to the new year 2017!