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Don’t Go Around Saying the World Owes You a Living

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Don’t Go Around Saying the World Owes You a Living

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain

When living out our daily lives, it’s often easy to look around and blame the world for our problems. Common complaints include:

The poor economy is making me unable to live comfortably.
My relationship with my spouse is putting a strain on my work performance.
I’m constantly treated poorly by friends and family.
While it’s true that there are things in the outside world we can’t control, the biggest difference between two people is simply their reaction towards it. Having understood this for a while, I’ve often asked the question, “How?”

How is it possible to change your reaction to a particular event or situation?

While I always searched for tips to figure out how to make my life easier, what I observed in my own character was that things became far easier once I understood why we should stop complaining and change our reaction towards things. Because once I truly understood the benefits of this, my motivation to change increased.

So why should you stop complaining? Here are three reasons that I believe—if you truly understand them—will help you move forward and live a less stressful life:

3 Good Reasons Why You Should Stop Complaining

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