#Spiritual Sunday #DanceInTheRain
I hope I’m not the only one who falls easily into the trap of grumbling and complaining. It seems like such a little thing but, let’s face it, there are plenty of things to gripe about.
We live in a world and society that is prone to complaining. In companies, the employees complain about their bosses and one another. In homes, husbands complain about their wives. Wives complain about their husbands. Children complain about their siblings and their parents. In churches, the members of the congregation complain about one another and the pastor. The pastor complains about the congregants. We live in a world full of complaining and arguing. Complaining not only takes something out of everyone. Focusing on the negative drags others down, especially when it's done often, in many different situations.
Don't just sit there and complain--it too quickly becomes a habit. Complain about the things that actually matter, and look for (and listen to) solutions to fix the thing that’s bothering you. The rest? Try to let it go.
We’re called to shine the light into a dark world, but it’s hard to be shining when you’re whining so remember:
*CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES
*FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE BEFORE YOU COMPLAIN
*SANDWICH THE COMPLAINT BETWEEN 2 POSITIVE STATEMENTS
Debra Vogel is an entrepreneur, public speaker, real estate professional and the author of Failing Forward. Follow along as she challenges your perception of failure to achieve success in life..