Misery loves company and continues to attract considerable attention and an increasing number of supporters in what for many people are difficult and challenging times. If you are healthy, debt free or with a manageable debt load, gainfully employed and have sufficient cash flow to pay your bills with some money left over to indulge in small luxuries and save for the future then you have little or nothing to complain about these days. However, there are many people who are struggling to make ends meet and are looking for work without much success. Their bills are mounting, their funds are disappearing and they are at risk of not only losing their homes and savings but also their self respect, competitive edge and marketability.
There is a loud cacophony of whining and complaining fed by the constant doom and gloom scenarios provided by the various media outlets. Whether you get your news from reading it electronically, in print from a newspaper or magazine, by listening to the radio or watching the television, you would soon believe that we are headed for imminent disaster with no way of avoiding it. This noisy negativity causes fear, worry, stress, anxiety and apathy. You feel distressed, discouraged, disappointed and disinterested. You may even feel like giving up and throwing in the towel.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. It is a beautiful, warm, sunny day here and the last I looked the sky is not falling. People are going about their daily business, doing amazing things and making money and connections. The biggest supporters of noisy negativity are those who whine and complain loudly, constantly and consistently. These individuals are surrounded by abundance yet fear any kind of change in their circumstances or are focused on what they lack as what they have never seems to be enough for them. The people who appreciate their abundance whether or not they are struggling are often the ones who say nothing and do everything. They quietly go about their business and are focused on finding ways to practice powerful positivity through small or significant acts of kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness. They are busy looking for ways to help those who are struggling whether it’s helping them to do more with less, find meaningful work or encouraging and empowering them to make changes that will improve their lives.
While it may be tempting to join the misery masses, choose instead to be a member of the motivating minorities. Make an effort every day to practice powerful positivity and avoid noisy negativity. Ignore bad news and spread good news. Look for the best in every person and situation. There are better days ahead and you can spend your time preparing rather than wasting your time procrastinating.