I know there have been lots of posts written on how you choose to see things determines your reality, and I’m not going to argue with that. I’ve been exposed to enough literature by successful people (and I’ve actually experimented with the ideas too!) to know it’s the absolute truth.
Like I’ve talked about in previous posts you are a product of your environment and while being a part of your environment you also have an effect on it.
The effect you have on your environment is entirely up to you, someone posted this picture on facebook a while ago, I really liked and so I made it one of my backgrounds on my desktop.
There are lots of things I could complain about (and sometimes do):
- Car Insurance
- My Job
But by the same token I have a lot to be grateful for:
- I’m 2 semesters away from graduating
- College education generally means a better job
- My apartment is in a nice area and I have a man cave
- I have a car and it’s one I love to drive
- I have money to afford to eat and drive my car and live in a nice area
Now if I were to put more energy into my gripe list, I’m sure it would never end. But I’d much rather focus on what I have to be grateful for.
My friend Gabe and I joke about having to change locations after our gyms have to many people. Yeah we’re each going to start off in small locations (that’s the smart thing to do financially) and then move to bigger places when we have to. Thinking about the process, it may be a bit arduous but then again the statement “Oh damn, have to move to a new location because I’ve got too many members!”
It would be easy to think “ahh shit, I don’t want to have to move, what a pain in the ass!” But having to change something because you’ve outgrown it is what I would call a high quality problem (unless it’s having to buy new pants because you’ve put on 50lbs of gut).
What can you find in your own life that you may have a reason to complain about but have a bigger reason to be grateful for?