Don't Complain for 21 Days! Will Bowen's (@will_bowen ) speech A Complaint Free World changed my life! Today I am recommitting myself to trying not to complain for 21 days. The idea: wear a bracelet on one arm and whenever you complain change the bracelet to the other arm. The goal is to wear the bracelet on the same arm for 21 days in a row. That means you don't complain for 21 days. Why am I recommitting myself? In "The Millionaire Mind" Mr. Eker talks about "Wealth Files." Wealth File #1#1 is that you create your own life my not blaming, justifying or complaining. Completely correct. We do create our own lives. Wealth File #1 triggered my re-commitment to this challenge. My summary of Mr. Bowen's talk is below: +++++++++++++++++ . The Speech is @ https://youtu.be/AYHP0VzYKQU . Q: What does it mean to complain? A: To express grief, pain or discontent. . It is not complaining to speak directly and only to the person who can resolve the issue. . Complaining is bad because… ...keeps you focused on the problem ...damages your health …destructive to your relationships …limits your career success . We complain to....(GRIPE) (1)…get attention (2)…remove responsibility (3)…inspire envy OR brag (4)…power (5)…excuse poor performance . Resolutions for (1), (2).....(5) above: (1) Ask: "What is going well with...? (2) If it were possible, how would you do it? (3) Compliment the opposite. (4) Refuse to get involved (5) How do you plan to improve next time? . OTHER TAKE AWAYS ....What we appreciate expands in our life ....You don't raise morale, morale trickles down from the top .....Charisma is Power + Warmth + Attention ....Gossip is complaining ....Complaining is a competitive sport ...Great change doesn't happen with a the click of your thumbs ...Average person complains 15~30 times a day . -------------------- The mind is a manufacturer, mouth is the customer - when the customer stops buying, the manufacturer retools -------------------- . Oprah - I don't complain that's why I have what I have got. . WHO IS IN?