In life the source of our sufferings comes from the gap between our expectations and reality. By doing this 21 days challenge to quit complaining I had to learn to put my attention on reducing this gap.
When I started my challenge I made the decision that complaining was not going to be one of my options to deal with a frustration. I made the decision that I was not going to be a victim of anything or anyone. I deeply wanted to stop resisting my life and start savoring it and I was truly curious to discover how my life could look like if I could quit complaining.
By doing this challenge I discovered the bliss of embracing the present, because resisting it meant that I was putting my attention on the gap and creating even more sufferings ( and more complaining). I discover that sometimes I could totally embrace the traffic on the road, the mess in my house or something more important like the illness of my mother. I could be present to the present and not let my complaining pollute the moment.
I also learned that sometimes I was faced with situations that I simply could not let go of ( It was too meaningful for me). Then I could choose to become entrepreneur of my life and do something different in order to create a different reality ( whether it was changing our family routine, taking action to improve my career or seeking alternative treatments for my mother).
Either by embracing the present or taking some actions to improve the situation I was little by little reducing the gap between my expectations and reality. I now know deep in my heart and guts that at every single moment, we can choose our battles and bring some savor and some force to our life. I deeply wish for all of you to learn this lesson, not in your head but in your bones !
“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to help people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE “I quit complaining” starter kit on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com and visit her Facebook page for inspirational articles and quotes to reveal the best version of yourself each day!