Very few people who complain all the time are successful.
And many people who are successful never complain.
Now, does that mean that complaining and whining and being frustrated a significant amount of the time could get in the way of your success?
I feel like sometimes you can train your brain to only look at the negative things.
And then you find you’re talking about all the negative things and the worst case scenarios all the time.
Now look, just because you’re successful or you’re trying to be optimistic, it doesn’t mean bad things don’t happen to you.
Yes, bad things happen to everybody. (Sorry!)
But the people who are able to not let it take over their lives, the people who are able to find a positive way of dealing with the crappy stuff, they’re a lot more likely to look for good opportunities.
They’ll think about the positive things that could happen in the future, and as a result, they end up more predisposed toward success than someone who is kind of more of a sad sack.
It reminds me of the Homestar Runner cartoons with Strong Sad.
And I see these Facebook posts that remind me of Strong Sad, so sad, so depressed, all the time spouting the worst possible thing that could be happening… and it’s only happening to them.
I believe if you are more positive, if you learn to stop complaining, you’ll likely be more successful.