Check out the full conversation about giving up complaining at HuffPost Live HERE. Seven years later, Chavis still has complaining
Complaints are the rotten eggs that you are currently investing in. Even worse, you are gifting them to those around you. I'm about to show you the price you are paying for your grievances.
So what can we do about our "emotional allergies"? Can we do more than avoid them or weed them out of relationship landscape altogether? I mean, even if you're allergic to roses you might not want to eradicate them from the world's gardens, would you? Grab a tissue and let's see what we can do.
Life will never be perfect. We know that. But we also all know that if we practice "No whining," at least we will not make it any worse.
While there certainly are uncontrollable parts about life, the reality is that the majority of your life is the direct result of the decisions you have or haven't made.
We can read about the carnage of war in A Farewell to Arms, and the power of great aspirations in For Whom the Bell Tolls, and consider what each of us can do in our times by remembering what Ernest Hemingway and so many others did in theirs.
To change our complaining habit, we have to adjust how we navigate this cycle. Here are seven steps you can take to stop this habit and regain some of your personal power.
The more I pondered the question, the more I realized that the way out of my complaints and into a more fulfilling experience involved me doing something about the condition.