Principle 1.3: You Have to Give Up Complaining and Blaming

“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one the one who dropped it.”
Lou Holtz

Think about this… people only complain about things they can do something about. We don’t complain about the things we have no power over. Have you ever seen an elderly person all bent over with age walking down the street complaining about gravity? Of course not.
But why not? If it weren’t for gravity, people wouldn’t fall down the stairs, planes wouldn’t fall out of the sky,  and we wouldn’t break any dishes. But nobody complains about it. And the reason is because gravity just exists.
There is nothing anyone can do about gravity, so we just accept it. We know that complaining will not change it, so we don’t complain about it. In fact,  because it just is,  we use gravity to our advantage. We choose to play with gravity, to have fun with it. Almost every sport we play uses gravity. We sky-dive, high-jump, the javelin and golf, all of which require gravity.

Either accept that you are making the choice, and stop complaining… or… take the risk of creating your life exactly the way you want it.

If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, of course you are going to have to take that risk.
So make the decision to stop complaining, to stop spending time with complainers, and get on with creating the life of your dreams.

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