Episode #10 Quit Your Complaining

Every day we encounter unmet expectations and unexpected hassles. On this week’s episode, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania reflect on the simple choice we can make in the midst of inconvenience: grumbling or gratitude.

Show Notes

We have been craving this opportunity since we were in high school. And now that we’re here, we’re finding everything under the sun to complain about.
Dr. Russell Catania

Three Problems

  • We often complain about the very gifts we have spent our lives wishing for.
  • It is easier to complain than it is to be grateful.
  • No positive choice that we made yesterday guarantees positive circumstances today.

Three Principles

  • Connection based on complaining is not real connection at all.
  • We cannot choose our circumstances, but we can always choose our attitude.
  • We are not entitled to a life that is pain free and trouble free, even though we often act like we are.

Three Practices

  • Choose to “make it a great day” even when you feel like you are having a bad day.
  • Complete the ‘21 Day Challenge’ and make a habit of a life without complaining.
  • Contemplate the things that you are most grateful for in those moments when you are most tempted to complain.