WE ARE slowly, but surely becoming a nation of complainers. We complain about almost everything and anything.
If we are not careful, weâ€™ll end up moving in circles in our pursuits, not to mention our very lives.
Donâ€™t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with complaining when it is justified. But, complaining unnecessarily just doesnâ€™t cut. At the very least, it doesnâ€™t help us. If anything, it just worsens the situation at hand.
It is for this reason that I urge you to complain as less as you can, but act more.
The benefits for doing so are countless. Among them;
Avoiding complaining unnecessarily helps one to have great energy. This energy can be a great help in oneâ€™s pursuits or endeavours. Like one man said, â€œSilence is the source of energy in our great men.â€
When you complain less, you have more time to work, and less time for useless activities like rumour-mongering, gossiping, etc.
You donâ€™t have time to be bitter. Those that are ever complaining are among the most bitter people in the world.
It is easy to be happy when you donâ€™t complain without proper cause.
Happy and stoic people donâ€™t complain unnecessarily. They are actors.
A person who doesnâ€™t complain anyhow is attractive to others, and therefore makes good company to other people. It therefore goes without saying that he/ she enjoys great friendships and other forms of relationships generally.
Overtime, you can succeed in what you do, be it at work, business, school, sport.
But for those who like complaining, the following are the costs:
Unnecessary complaints can lead to negativity; a state of mind that can cause untold damage to our enthusiasm and happiness, if not wreak havoc in all areas of our lives, from our careers to our relationships, from finances to business, to spiritual life. Indeed, as one wise man rightly said, â€œNegativity is toxic, run away from it!â€
You waste time complaining when others are busy working, and making progress in different areas of their lives.
You waste your energy, which would otherwise be channelled into productive pursuits, which may change your life positively.
Bitterness gets the better of you, thereby leading to a miserable, sad and regrettable life.
You deny yourself a chance at happiness because, as we know happiness is a choice.
Abraham Lincoln once said, â€œMost people are just as happy as they chose to be.â€
Without knowing, you chase people in your life. Few people, if any, would want to hang around or be in the company of a shameless complainer.
It is almost impossible for you to succeed. Simply put, youâ€™re more likely to fail than succeed.
In conclusion, realise that it is okay to complain. But complaining just for the sake of it is not healthy. Therefore complain as less as possible.
In the words of Jim Rohn, â€œIf you spend five minutes complaining, you have just wasted five minutes.
â€œIf you continue complaining, it wonâ€™t be long before they haul you out to a financial desert and there let you choke on the dust of your own regret.â€
The author is a motivational speaker, writer, life coach and entrepreneur.