August 13, 2019
Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
I continue to struggle trying to recapture the mailing list for folk’s who get the daily by e-mail. I have a new version of Outlook, that coupled with my poor eyesight has made the computer recovery more difficult then I thought it would be. But I will keep trying.
I am staying optimistic and positive but it was helpful to be reminded by Jon Gordon to stay positive. There are far too many complainer these days, it seems like many folks just want to stay angry and depressed. It is up to us to make sure they don’t influence our thinking. In truth the difficult days make all the others seem so much better and I hope tomorrow is one of the good ones.
7 DAY NO COMPLAINING CHALLENGE
Instead of complaining about what you don’t have, appreciate what you do have. Instead of complaining about other people, think about something good about them. Instead of complaining about problems, look for solutions. Focus on the positive and help overcome negativity.
Join me and thousands of others for a 7 Day No Complaining Challenge! Go a week without complaining and see how it changes your life and team.
5 Things To Do Instead of Complain
- Practice Gratitude. Research shows that when we count three blessings a day, we get a measurable boost in happiness that uplifts and energizes us. It’s also physiologically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same time. Two thoughts cannot occupy our mind at the same time. If you are focusing on gratitude, you can’t be negative. You can also energize and engage your coworkers by letting them know you are grateful for them and their work.
- Praise Others. Instead of complaining about what others are doing wrong, start focusing on what they are doing right. Praise them and watch as they create more success as a result. Of course, point out their mistakes so they can learn and grow, but make sure you give three times as much praise as criticism.
- Focus on Success. Start a success journal. Each night before you go to bed, write down the one great thing about your day. The one great conversation, accomplishment, or win that you are most proud of. Focus on your success, and you’ll look forward to creating more success tomorrow.
- Let Go. Focus on the things that you have the power to change, and let go of the things that are beyond your control. You’ll be amazed that when you stop trying to control everything, it all somehow works out. Surrender is the answer.
- Pray. Scientific research shows that daily prayer reduces stress; boosts positive energy; and promotes health, vitality, and longevity. When you are faced with the urge to complain or you are feeling stressed to the max, stop, be still, plug-in to the ultimate power, and recharge.
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
Mary Lou Retton
Because they needed some help around the house, the minister’s wife placed an ad for a manservant. Around 8 a.m. the next morming a nicely dressed young man appears at their front door. “Can you fix breakfast by 7 a.m. every day?” the minister asks the young man.
“Well…… I guess I can,” came the bewildered reply.
“And can you make the beds, dust the living room, do the dishes, cut the grass, and polish the silver also.” the minister continued.
“Gee, sir, I just came by to see about getting married. But if it’s going to be that much work, you can count me out right now!”
Waiter to blonde customer: “How do you want me to slice your pizza? Into six or twelve slices?”
Blonde: “SIX!!!! Gosh sakes, I could *never* eat 12 slices!”
I was listening to a lady who called a radio pastor. The pastor was a wise, grandfatherly gentleman who has that calm reassuring voice that can melt all fear. The lady, who was obviously crying, said, “Pastor, I was born blind, and I’ve been blind all my life. I don’t mind being blind but I have some well meaning friends who tell me that if I had more faith I could be healed.” The pastor asked her, “Tell me, do you carry one of those white tipped canes?” “Yes I do,” she replied. “Then the next time someone says that, hit them over the head with the cane,” He said. “Then tell them ‘If you had more faith that wouldn’t hurt!'”
In your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go and be sheltered so they may thrive and grow.
A man was filling out a job application. When he came to the question, “Have you ever been arrested?”
He wrote, “No.”
The next question, intended for people who had answered in the affirmative to the previous question, was “Why?”
The applicant answered it anyway: “Never got caught.”
Don’t play stupid with me…. I’m better at it!
- Muslims do not recognize Judaism as a religion.
- Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
- Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith.
- Baptists do not recognize each other at Hooters.
You cannot change reality, but you can control the manner in which you look at things. Your attitude is under your own control. Weed out the negative and focus on the positive!
Helen Steiner Rice
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