It’s Tradition Now to Complain About Our Problems.
About how terrible Mondays are.
How terrible kids are.
How boring work is.
How hard exercise is.
How you got dumped.
How sick you feel.
How bad the economy is.
The list goes on. I hear people complain about almost everything. It’s a game, a competition, an ice breaker! People are more than willing to discuss their problems, talk about how unfair life is, and too look for something to complain about then they are too actually try and fix the problem or find something positive to talk about. And friendly gossip doesn’t count.
Well guess what. That’s exactly why they are in that mess. They focus on the problem. They complain. Since when has that honestly solved anything? Life isn’t about filling out a complaint form and waiting for someone else to fix the issue while you sit back and whine about it. At least… it isn’t for someone who has no problems. Someone without any problems takes action to solve them, he doesn’t waste energy complaining about it.
I am about to share with you how to solve all your problems.
And I’m even sharing it for free. I use this “secret” myself, and it causes people to become uncomfortable with how positive of an outlook I have. It takes practice and discipline to keep it up, but it is possible. And very rewarding.
Here it is.
All you must do is ask yourself one question:
Can I fix the problem?
There are only two answers to this, YES or NO.
If YES, then stop complaining about the problem and start fixing it! Wasting energy complaining about it sure won’t change it, so use that energy to find a solution. Feel sick? Find out why and fix it. Too tired to focus on work or studies? Get more sleep. Don’t like the way the world is? Change it.
If NO, then stop complaining and use it to your advantage! Wasting energy complaining sure won’t change it, so instead use that energy to no longer see the problem as a problem, but an opportunity. Got in an accident and just lost years of hard work training your body? Well guess what, you’ve just been given a clean slate to start over and do better. Got dumped by a crush you’ve had for years? Looks like someone needed a kick to get moving in life. Got laid off for some unpredictable reason? Go get a better job, or even create your own!
Every moment is an opportunity. An opportunity to learn, to grow, to become better, to change the world. Don’t waste the next one complaining. Choose instead to take responsibility of your life and get moving. If something’s broke, fix it. If you can’t fix it, move on or find a way to use it. Ever heard of improvising? That’s a fancy word for a simple concept, use what you can to do what you can.
Remember, I have now given you the secret to solve any problem, ever. If you continue to have problems, that’s your fault. I’ve done what I can to help you.
Here’s a recap in case you’ve forgotten:
Can you fix the problem? Shut up and fix it.
Can’t fix the problem? Exploit it and learn from it.
Now go enjoy life.