There are so many people wishing and hoping to achieve their goals and purpose in life. Many people desire to achieve a set of goals to better position themselves for the future but desire is just the start to achieving great things. Unfortunately, desire and wishful thinking is not enough to see things through. Like everything else in life, there needs to be an action in order to make anything happen. An action gives way to a reaction or in other words; if you want something work for it. I have come to realize that a huge enemy of production and fulfillment of goals, is the mindset of complaint and negativity. Let me break down the meaning of these words.
the expression of dissatisfaction or annoyance about something.
the expression of criticism of or pessimism about something.
To express dissatisfaction in a particular moment is completely normal because life is made up of ups and downs. But allow me to clarify that if you are in a consistent dissatisfaction and in a consistent expression of negativity, there is a problem. This constant expression will only attract negative outcome. In the book of psalms 42.7 it says, “Deep calls to deep, at the roar of your waterfalls”. This verse sheds some light on the the believe that whatever you project onto your atmosphere is what you’ll attract onto your life. There are so many verses in the bible that speaks about the problem of complaining or “grumbling” that I’ll have to leave you a few of them at the end. Anyhow, from a general perspective complaining gets in the way of your productivity; it brings even more dissatisfaction and even more discouragement. And when you become discouraged, your desires to continue become faint. Your faith is hindered in the process of this toxic cycle and without faith it is impossible to achieve any type of success. And without faith it is also impossible to please God. It is also worth to say that this type toxicity drives away your friends and family. It is difficult to be around a negative individual who is always talking about doing but comes up with a thousand and one excuses for why they cant or haven’t done their part.
These is how families and friends of a complainer feel in the moment. I’d even go as far as to say that even the complainer feels just like this inside lol. A difficult situation to break free from.
So it is necessary to stop complaining and making excuses about why the task has not been executed. The person who is responsible for fulfilling the task is you and only you; unless you teamed up with someone, of course. I have also noticed that complaining also comes with a reluctance to accept responsibility and even correction at times. You must realize no one else is going to do the work that is required of you and no one else will be responsible if you do not take action. Taking responsibility is key to breaking this toxic habit called complaining and negative thinking. I call it a habit because I do feel its something that may have started small and overtime it was built into everything the person does.
If you truly desire to advance in your goals you must be willing to do the work and have faith that you will achieve. But the moment the complaints start coming out of your mouth or fuming in your heart; you better believe there will be a problem with the execution of the task. Complaints and grumbling lead to the feeling of being stuck. It leads to unproductivity. There needs to be a mindset shift; a renewing of the mind. If you, who are reading this, struggle with the habit of complaining and negative thinking its important to look for the root of all this negative expression. Why is that you express yourself in this way and are you willing to counter the negative thoughts with positive ones. Are you willing to put all of that aside and do the necessary work to see your vision manifested?
Exactly my thought.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29