by Thomas Brooks

November 14, 2014

Blog-complainingFrom this week’s readings:

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.

More from the readings:

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’.

Thomas Brooks

Meet Thomas Brooks

I’m the founder of Alpha Multimedia. We provide technology enabled communications and content across all types of media for small and midsize businesses (SMB), non-profits, schools, universities, and authors/publishers.  I have published several articles and I've been featured frequently on the radio and television. With Alpha Multimedia, you'll get the marketing results that matter. Read more

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  • It’s a tough habit for us all to break but you are well on your way. I LOVE that video, no matter how many times I watch it, it is still so funny – and true. Thanks!

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