Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Commenting on Brain Power by Mitch Santell

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Each day when you wake up, you get to make a decision. What is that decision? Today will be fantastic, or maybe I should have stayed in bed. (That is the decision). Your brain has millions and millions of neurons that are firing at all times. You can tell your mind whatever you wish, but it is still up to you.

One of the ways that I keep my brain calibrated positively is to avoid complainers as much as possible. Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to complain about it, but I am talking of the deeper connection we have with our soul.

You cannot control what others say or do or even think, but you can control how you feel.

Here is something that you may find of interest in your quest for a most positive future. How is that possible? By changing your thoughts now.


Negative people are almost always complainers, without fail. Worse, complainers are not satisfied in keeping their thoughts and feelings to themselves; instead, they’ll seek out some unwilling participant and vent. 

Undoubtedly annoying to their friends and family, these “Debbie Downers” aren’t to be chastised but understood. 

You see, we all complain from time-to-time. In fact, researchers from Clemson University empirically demonstrated that everyone grumbles on occasion. Some just do so much more often than others. 

Complainers generally fall into one of three groups:

Attention-seeking Complainers: People who seek attention through complaining; always dwelling on about how they’ve got it worse than everyone else. Ironically, (rational) people are apt to ignore outright the person rather than waste mental energy focusing on their negativity. 

Chronic Complainers: These folks live in a constant state of complaint. If they’re not voicing about their “woe is me” attitude, they’re probably thinking about it. 

Psychologists term this compulsory behavior rumination, defined as “repetitively going over a thought or a problem without completion.” Rumination is, unfortunately, directly relayed to the depressed and anxious brain. 

Low-E.Q. Complainers: ‘E.Q.’ is short for emotional quotient, and constituents within this group are short on E.Q. What I.Q. is to intelligence, E.Q. is to emotional understanding. 

These people aren’t interested in your perspective, thoughts, or feelings. You’re a sounding board – a brick wall. As such, they’ll dwell and vent at every opportunity. 

Is the Brain to Blame?

The answer is (mostly) “Yes.” 

Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/2PwO5Zo

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