I cannot be healthy; I cannot be happy; I cannot be prosperous; if I have a bad disposition. If I am sulky, or surly, or cynical, or depressed, or superior, or frightened half out of my wits, my life cannot possibly be worth living. Unless I am determined to cultivate a good disposition, I may as well give up all hope of getting anything worthwhile out of life and it is kinder to tell me very plainly that this is the case.
I am working on not complaining. No complaints. On Monday I complained about sports and sports coverage. On Tuesday I complained about work. On Friday I complained about airport security inefficiencies. There were other times that I complained this week. I have a lot of work to do before I can go a full week without complaining.
But, even I as have failures of performance in terms of going a full week without complaining, I am nonetheless complaining less. I am happy and I have had a great week overall in my network marketing business, and in general. I am much more aware of almost everyone complaining around me. I am more able than ever to avoid getting caught up in their complaints and drama.
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In short, if I want to make my life happy and worthwhile, which is what God wishes me to make it, I must begin immediately to train myself in the habit of thought selection and thought control. This will be exceedingly difficult for the first few days, but if I persevere I will find that it becomes rapidly easier, and it is actually the most interesting experiment that I could possibly make. In fact, this thought control is the most thrillingly interesting hobby that anyone could take up. I will be amazed at the interesting things that I learn about myself, and I will get results from the beginning.
For seven days I must not allow myself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought. When negativity begins to creep in, I must replace that thought with something positive, something that works in my favor. I usually choose this thought, an excerpt from my statement of Definite Major Purpose: I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.
My Coach Mark J shared this video to help us change course, stopping the negative thoughts and the complaining. Watch it, it is educational and funny:
I have come so far already. Today I begin a new life.
It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.