Yesterday I received an email from the one and only T. Harv Eker. It seems tomorrow he is starting a "7-DAY NO COMPLAINING CHALLENGE". Of course I singed up as I really need to stop complaining so much. I have always justified my complaining by saying I was helping to fix the problems I perceived in my world.
According to T. Harv..."What you focus on expands". So by complaining I am expanding all the things that bug me. WHO KNEW?
I decided I would start the challenge early so I decided I would start yesterday. OMG...I complain way too much, in fact I think I spent most of the morning complaining....on a beautiful Sunday no less.
So once again I have decided to give it a try and start today...again. If at first you don't succeed try try again. I seem to have heard that before.
If you would like to join T. Harv Eker's Official Challenge you can JOIN HERE. (No I am not an affiliate--I just want to stop complaining so much)
I complain many times a day to my family, friends, co-workers, customer service representatives, and even strangers in the elevator. Turns out that when I complain, my body releases the stress hormone cortisol. ... One effect of cortisol, for example, is to raise my blood pressure and blood sugar so that you'll be prepared to either escape or defend yourself.
“A complaint is a request for help and when we ask for help, we ask nicely,” says Guy Winch, PhD and author of The Squeaky Wheel. “This can be tricky because we are not motivated to be nice when we are most annoyed.”
So I am going to start over today and really take this challenge seriously because I want to get different results in my life so I need to start behaving differently.
It's early Monday morning...a brand new day and I commit to NO COMPLAINING!
You are welcome to join me! Please share with me your comments and how it goes for you.
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