Monday Motivation November 4, 2019

If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining.

— Marcus Aurelius

You are stronger than you imagine.

We are capable of more than we expect of ourselves.

When we work out, our mind gives out before our muscles. Whatever number we have set in our head, that becomes the finish line. For some, we power through to that finish line. For others, they quit when they get within sight of that line. That first moment, our muscles say, hhm this is getting tough, we start questioning how much more we have in us.

We can endure. And to endure, we need our mind. And to believe that we can endure, we cannot engage in complaining.

If you’ve got this, then don’t complain. It defeats the purpose. It brings you down. It is futile and useless. Anyone who is complaining, can’t say they “got this” and are announcing to the world they cannot endure. Don’t give up.

But we also love to complain. We complain without even realizing it sometimes. We relate to others through complaining. I’ve known plenty of people who are friends only as a complaining circle, outdoing each other with the trials and tribulations of life.

It’s normal to complain. We all do it. Venting is good when it is done to relieve a little pressure so that it doesn’t build up into an eruption. But once the venting is done, you have to move on, find a productive way to take action.

Other than in short bursts, most people just don’t want to be around a complainer. When the complaining is so pervasive that it is stemming from having a negative attitude, or is contributing to a negative attitude.

There are some simple things that we can do to increase our resiliency and decrease the hold that negative thoughts have on us, and the incessant complaining that may be taking a hold of your day to day life.

If you are complaining, you have decided to not be happy.

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