Never Complain, Never Explain

Have you ever tried to make it through an entire day without complaining, justifying or wriggling your way out of an uncomfortable situation?  If not, do you think you could do it?

Sounds easy enough, right?

Well today is Day 1 of my attempt to achieve this mission…..and to be honest, I’ve already failed!  And it’s only 10:30 am!  Darn that kid who smeared that pumpkin cupcake all over my front porch last night! 😉

This challenge came about as I was reading an article on SelfGrowth.com yesterday, written by motivational coach and author, Greg Hickman.  Several years ago, Greg had stumbled across a phrase that he felt embodied the philosophy of all winners, and that was “Never Complain, Never Explain.” And I couldn’t agree more!

So Greg wrote the phrase on a piece a paper, and hung it in his office.  And so began his challenge to go one day without complaining or making excuses.  He thought it was going to be a piece of cake…..c’mon, it’s just 1 day!

Soon a month had passed and he said not only had he not met the challenge, but that he had not gone a day without doing BOTH complaining and explaining!

As I sat here reading this, all I could think was, how in the world could he not go a day without doing both, let alone one of these?!  Greg admits in the article that a month in and he was embarrassed and disappointed.  He too thought it would be such an easy task!

So I decided to put my money where my mouth is, and now have the saying “Never Complain, Never Explain” up on my wall in my office.  All I can think is that it only takes 21 days for a new habit to set in, so with seeing this phrase day in and day out, won’t that be enough?

Only time will tell.  Greg shared that 5 years later (yes, I did say years!), he still has that tattered piece of paper hanging on his wall!  So I think it’s safe to say I clearly have my work cut out for me!  While Greg has yet to succeed in making it one single day without complaining or making an excuse, he’s learned that this challenge will be a lifelong pursuit.

And a mighty worthy pursuit it is!

This challenge really is a process about eliminating negative feelings, limiting beliefs and destructive actions.  By bringing more awareness to the choices you make, you naturally become a much more enjoyable person to be around.  And the more consciously you participate in the world, the more of an impact you can make!  And who’s not for that?! 🙂

The truth is, complaining is really an outward expression of an inner frustration.  We think that by complaining about it we’ll find a solution, but all that really happens is that we end up dwelling on the situation when you could have long since moved on!  When you can’t change a situation, you can always change your attitude about it!

On top of that, when we complain, we give up our power to do something about it.  Not to mention that complaining completely negates happiness!  It’s just not possible to be happy and complaining at the same time.  And that’s a sad fact!  😉

Successful people understand that negativity zaps energy, motivation and focus, so avoid complainers at all costs.  Therefore, if you’re a complainer, well, you’ll likely find yourself hanging out with other complainers!  Yikes!  That’s reason enough, right?!

Same goes for excuses.  When people make excuses, it is usually out of a need for external validation.  We feel we have to defend our position or justify the decisions and actions we take.  Well if you are making sound choices that you know are right for you, then you shouldn’t have anything to get defensive about, right?!  There is huge power in taking responsibility for our choices and our actions….and everything that results!

That being said, I must say, sometimes explaining just plain helps a situation!  I know I’ve had plenty of times where I would have felt much better had I known WHY something happened as it did.  I don’t want to know why with a string of lame excuses, but in the form of an apology and a reason so that we can discuss whatever needs to be discussed so it doesn’t happen again.  Failure to explain can lead to distrust, resentment and anger, so sometimes it just seems like the better choice to make.

But I also know that sometimes there is nothing more powerful than silence.

The thing that’s at the core of both complaining and explaining is the need to increase our awareness of ourselves.  It’s about going inside, shifting perspectives, and taking responsibility.

We all know that what we think about and speak about is what we bring about.  So when you’re complaining about the weather, your meal at a restaurant, the traffic, your boss, your aches and pains, your family or how broke (fat, tired, etc.) you are …. well, you are attracting more of all that stuff that you’re complaining about in the first place!

It’s a vicious and painful cycle to get stuck in.

“Some people have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to,when all they need is one reason why they can.” -Willis R. Whitney

The bottom line is, the more positive you are, the more fulfilling your life will be! This is why I, along with many others, have written posts about things like the importance of a gratitude journal, affirmations, and meditation.  Because the more conscious we are about our actions and expressions, the more we can shine our light and make a positive impact in our world.

And so I begin my challenge….I do hope you join me!

I’d love to hear your thoughts ~ what is something you know you complain about that really isn’t serving you in your growth and expansion?  Are you ready to let it go?  Or at least begin the lifelong pursuit? 🙂

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58 Responses to “Never Complain, Never Explain”

  1. Hah! My hubby and I did this challenge once years ago, we were supposed to pick each other up, whenever one of us complained. I can’t remember how it turned out, I think we stopped doing it:-)

    I remember a speaker once told us at a company convention, that if something goes wrong, to complain, but laugh a long with it. I got my chance to practice that night at dinner, when the waitress took away my scotch and soda before I’d finished. I was a bit upset because it cost me about $15 (in my currency) and I wasn’t used to paying that much. So, when I told people what happened, I laughed! Have to admit it didn’t feel as bad, nevertheless it was still complaining (or whinging as we say sometimes:-)
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    bethallen Reply:

    I think we can all relate to an experience like that! Darn those good intentions! 😉

    I’m not sure I’m on the same page with the speaker at your convention ….. while laughter would make it seem less like a complaint, it still is complaining like you said! I’d be riled up in that scenario as well, but unless the complaint was going to serve a purpose, then why do it really? Now, if your drink had been really full and you felt you should get another drink, well that’s a whole different story! Mistakes should be corrected, but politely, not with whining (I wonder did you mean whining instead of whinging?) We call it that too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Julieanne!

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  2. You’re so full of great ideas – inspiring and wise.

    I will try this one. Taking Chinese herbs at the moment which make me very calm and relaxed, so that will give me an advantage and make it easier!

    Good stuff – thank you.

    Tricia.
    Tricia Karp´s last blog post ..True Purpose- Not what it is- but how to make peace with yourself

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks Tricia. Sounds like you’re ahead of the game! 😉 When we chat we’ll have to talk about your chinese herbs ~ I’d love to hear about how they’re working for you!

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  3. Thanks, Beth, for another insightful, thought-provoking post. I used to know a lawyer who didn’t like to deliver bad news. So whenever he had something negative to report, he’d say, “I’m not complaining, just explaining.” So, I don’t think explaining is necessarily negative. IT depends on the context. Anyway, all of us want positive results. So, let’s focus on that. Take care, and thanks again.
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    bethallen Reply:

    You’re welcome, Angela. I definitely agree that there are many times where explaining is necessary ~ rules, how-to’s, assignments, etc. ~ but in this expression it is used in the excuses/ justifications context. So yes, you are absolutely right. That being said, sometimes people think their explanation is worthy and valid, when it isn’t serving any purpose at all! 🙂 Yes, let’s focus on the positives!

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  4. Beth, what a great idea for a challenge! I do make it a habit to look at the positives in life but I haven’t thought of trying to go through a day without complaining or explaining. Focusing on the positive really does make a difference in how our days and lives go!

    Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Beth,
    I like your challenge yet I also like to be able to fully express what I feel in the moment, whatever is the truth for me, even if it is being upset that the waitress took my wine glass away before I finished. My counseling and mentoring work is all about becoming really authentic, expressing your true self. My mother used to always say, “Be positive,” which often meant to stuff your feelings.
    Reading all these positive blogs and listening to positive CD’s has certainly kept me thinking more optimistically and positively most of the time. But darn it, sometimes it feels downright good to bitch a little. And I’m sure some of the most wealthy and successful people in the world have their moments too.

    Erica

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hi Erica~ I completely understand what you’re saying. Stuffing our feelings is not healthy at all. I think it’s important to have outlets ~ for example, I have a women’s circle I meet with twice a month, and sometimes we’re joyous and celebrating and sometimes we are most definitely bitching! I think there are several ways to release in a productive way…..whether it’s circles, counseling, journaling, exercise……I even took a course call “releasing” that was visualization related. When I do these things I am conscious that I’m putting the energy out there, so I always visualize it evaporating or dissolving.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is, I feel it’s useful to have a way to release, but mindless complaining throughout life generally doesn’t serve anyone. It really all boils down to what my blog is all about, Conscious Choices. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and insights! You are absolutely right, we ALL have our moments! 😉

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    Golda Smith Reply:

    We most definitely ALL have our moments. While it is very healthy to be conscious of and acknowledge what and how we are feeling, it is also important to not become consumed with the negative emotions. Complaining and explaining leads to a lower life condition. This is coming from someone who has dealt with depression for a number of years and thankfully I have found my way out of the darkness and it took focus and work and perhaps some medication, lol. Thank you for this very thoughtful and well written post.

    Golda
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    bethallen Reply:

    You are absolutely right, Golda. I am so glad to hear that you found your may out of the darkness of depression. Complaining and explaining definitely lead to lower life conditions, which makes this practice all the more important to take on! I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

  6. Aloha Beth,

    I love that expression! We say “don’t blame, complain or explain”. When I started to implement this many years ago, I taught it to my son who was like 12 years old at the time. Oh my gosh, our children are the best at keeping us accountable.

    Through the years he’s learned all of these lessons before I did and he would catch me (he still does) doing or saying the very lesson I had just taught him. Children are the best accountability partners because they live with us!!! Heehee 🙂

    Subsequently it’s been over 10 years and he is so great at it, and he keeps me accountable, even today!

    Much love & aloha,
    Kellie 🙂
    Kellie Hosaka´s last blog post ..What’s The Ultimate Secret To Business Success

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    bethallen Reply:

    That’s fabulous, Kellie! My son is only 3, and he is already a great accountability partner for me! He remembers EVERTYHING, so my word better be my word! 😉 I look forward to teaching him concepts like this….we’re in a whiney phase…..hmmm, maybe I can turn it into a challenge of sorts?! 🙂

    I love the addition of don’t blame ….. thanks for that!

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  7. Beth,
    What an awesome saying. Everyone has different point of view on this subject. That’s what’s so cool about articles, we can all take away the part that works for us. To me , the main message is take total responsibility for yourself and your attitude. No matter what the challenge. I like this one.

    Val 🙂
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    bethallen Reply:

    Yes, we all can interpret things differently ~ that’s both a beautiful and complicated part of being human! 🙂 But yes, taking what works for you is a great way to move through life. I love what you gleaned ~ that is really what it’s all about to me as well. 🙂 Thanks Val!

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  8. Beth,
    Congratulations on taking the Challenge! I totally agree with you about the power of our words and our thoughts and wish you the best on reconditioning out the negativity. We all have it and we all need to work on it. A friend of mine is doing a 14 day “fast” from negativity, along similar lines.

    In addition, I often suggest this mantra when working with couples and singles that get into power struggles with their partners and colleagues, “I have nothing to defend” to be said internally in response to how we would normally react.

    You’ve inspired me, I’m going to give it a whirl too!

    Thanks so much,
    Adam
    Dr. Adam Sheck´s last blog post ..Do You REALLY Want A Better Relationship

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks Adam! The good news is I’m definitely not a negative person….just have my moments of ineffective complaining. 🙂 I like the idea of doing a 14 day “fast” for any negative or limiting belief or behaviors we may have. To put it in the context of “i only have to get through 14 days” is way more manageable than “forever”. And more often than not, 14 days is long enough to realize how much better you feel or how much better life is….so it’s a smart plan.

    I have nothing to defend. That’s powerful. Thanks so much for sharing that with us. Enjoy your challenge!

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  9. Hi Beth…I really enjoyed your writing on this topic. It certainly is timely, from the standpoint that there is so much negativity in our culture, and it sometimes feels like it has reached an ‘epidemic’ level…yikes!
    I make no ‘excuses’, for I find things to complain about myself, and having close friends I’m often on the receiving end, you know what I mean?
    So,I try my best to swing conversations back to an ‘attitude of gratitude’ on both ends.
    To put it simply, I try to make sure interactions with others end on a positive note.
    Simple…but it helps build better, more enduring, relationships.
    I encourage you to keep inspiring others, I loved this piece!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    blessings on you and yours…take care!
    evan

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    bethallen Reply:

    I’m glad you found my post timely ~ it certainly is a time of almost overwhelming negativity, so I couldn’t agree more! And yes, from what I know of you, you are a very positive person, Evan. 🙂 I’m glad you stopped by!

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  10. Hi Beth,
    A great post and a great challenge. Never complaining makes sense. Never explaining I think needs some clarification.

    There are times in our life when we need to explain something to someone so they have a better understanding. For example, explaining how the new whiz bang gadget works to someone so they understand the benefits and know how to us it.

    However, explaining your position as a defense mechanism so to speak is very different. Attempting to justify your actions by explaining your excuses is something to certainly work on eliminating in your life.

    Here’s a trick that helped me years ago with changing my language from a negative tone to a more positive one. Get yourself a rubber band and put it on your wrist. Whenever you catch yourself complaining or explaining give it a good pull on the inner portion of your wrist and let go. SNAP! Before long you’ll find yourself thinking first before saying what you’re thinking. 😉
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    bethallen Reply:

    Hey Don~ I absolutely agree with everything you said. Of course there are times that explaining is essential ~ rules, how-to’s, etc. ~ those really fall into a different category. I had a whole paragraph but took it out because it was getting long and seemed obvious that in the context of this saying it is explaining as a defense mechanism. As long as people are reading great comments like yours, we’re all set! 😉

    And the rubber band idea works for any negative habit you are trying to break ~ I’ve done that before as well (much to the dismay of my wrist.) 🙂 Thanks for these great contributions, Don!

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    Shari Weiss Reply:

    Don, the rubber band idea is a cool trick for whatever change/reminder is needed in one’s life. I’m certain to try it.

    Re: Beth’s article, the line that resonates most strongly with me is “bringing more awareness to the choices you make” — people do need to be more thoughtful and deliberate in their actions.

    Before using the rubber band method to take up Beth’s challenge, however, I feel the need to think a bit more about WHY we make explanations . . . and whether “offering explanations” isn’t at times the kindest way to deal with problematic situations.

    Also, I’m probably just being “semantic” here, but “complaining” [or some more acceptable word] is absolutely necessary when people are doing wrong and no one else wants to point it out — to at least discuss both sides of the issue.

    THX for giving me the opportunity to spend time thinking out this interesting slogan. I still may consciously look at my day tomorrow and see if I can do it, i.e. neither complain nor explain.
    🙂

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hi Shari~ I completely agree…..that’s why I added the paragraph about how sometimes offering an explanation just plain helps a situation! Because it absolutely does! And with the complaining part ~ yes, there are times where complaining serves a purpose. Like I said in my comment to Don ~ just like explaining rules, how-tos, etc. is essential, complaining about things like rights and justice are also important. In the context of this saying, I think we can all probably assess what explaining and complaining isn’t serving us. 🙂

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  11. I had one (actually two) of my girl’s teachers try to ‘explain’ to me why not allowing 3rd graders to use the bathroom during their period for math was a valid position/policy.

    I didn’t complain that Morgan had wet her pants the day before (something which never happens typically) – but you’re darn tootin I called attention to my difference in opinion about the policy and took it to her supervisors and asked that she apologize to Morgan.

    Could see that she clearly didn’t “get” it when she called saying – “I want to tell you how sorry I am BUT I also want to explain …” LOL

    OY people are funny.

    Andrea
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    bethallen Reply:

    Ugh, that scenario does not sound fun, Andrea. My little guy is only 3 so I’m not there yet, but I know that I would react the same way! Like I said, sometimes complaints really do serve an important purpose! 🙂

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  12. Beth, you know I like your posts and this one’s no different. From where I stand, I can see where your admirable desire and passion to tackle the ever-present complain/explain monster could maybe made a little easier to put into action. A little tweak if you will, a relief valve: I see complaining, in general, as a natural first reaction to frustration needing an outlet just like steam in a closed bottle. Let the lid pop, let the steam out, it only takes a second to vent and send the frustration, together with the complaint, into the stratosphere, no explanation needed, and then move on with your life. I think that would be ok because natural first reactions to frustration (like complaining) are probably better in certain cases, not all, than biting your tongue and swallowing what really needs to be out of your system for good. Sometimes, if you don’t roar on the outside, you’ll roar instead on the inside and that could be detrimental to your well-being. Some, maybe not all, venting and roaring can be done in a somewhat civilized manner so others around you aren’t unnecessarily blown away together with the liberated steam. Sent to you with love from Monika 🙂

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    bethallen Reply:

    I absolutely agree, Monika. This is another case, like my response to Don below, where my shortening my post was not the best idea. 🙂 I fully agree that bottling things up is not healthy. I think outlets like exercise (running, kickboxing), yoga, meditation, journaling serve the purpose of healthy releases best. I think the important thing is WHERE we are releasing. Is it serving a purpose? Is it necessary in that moment? Could there be a more productive outlet? Is it healing or destructive? ….. these are the questions to consider in the moments before we roar. 🙂

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  13. Beth,

    Talk about synchronicity … I had just finished a session of complaining about some of my son’s actions when I read your post. Whew! I GET it, and will readily join your group who are posting this at their desk as a reminder to keep my mindset in a positive, forward movement.

    Thank you, Beth. I truly needed to re-frame at this moment—and you helped me do so!
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    bethallen Reply:

    Well I’m thrilled you stumbled upon my post today, Darlene! We all need re-framing from time to time…. 🙂

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  14. I couldn’t agree with you more Beth and it’s so funny because I was just thinking this earlier today! I was thinking “Ok, I can either be angry and rant about how I can never get anything done, or I can take a deep breath and plug away anyway.” Thank you for the reminder and I shall put this saying on my wall too 🙂

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    bethallen Reply:

    Well I’m glad you found your way here then, Emily! Always best to keep putting one foot in front of the other….standing still will certainly not get us anywhere! 🙂

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  15. Very nice post Beth and you really made me think. I have been working very hard for 8+ years on my thinking and negative thoughts such as complaining. I have to say, I do practically no complaining during a day and when I do, I catch myself very quickly and reverse it. I have to say that this has come with a lot of hard work but was well worth it since I used to complain about a lot of things. I love your statement “The thing that’s at the core of both complaining and explaining is the need to increase our awareness of ourselves. It’s about going inside, shifting perspectives, and taking responsibility.”
    Michael
    Mr. Personal Development Michael Berry´s last blog post ..You Already Know All the Answers

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    bethallen Reply:

    Sounds like you have put in the work and are reaping the rewards! Good on ya, Michael! It is definitely work, but the very rewarding kind! 🙂

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  16. Hi Beth,
    “Some people have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to,when all they need is one reason why they can”…love this quote….

    I find it much easier to get on with things rather then complain about.

    I pride myself on being a positive person …however going a full day may be a challenge 🙁

    I guess I could take off into the bush and isolate myself from the world…this could work:-)

    Just kidding…love the post and will take up the challenge.

    Good to meet you … here thanks to TSA.

    Cheers
    Bryan

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    bethallen Reply:

    Yes, great quote, isn’t it? It is much easier to get on with things than complaining, so no surprise you find that to be true for you, Bryan! Sounds like with your positivity you could make it a full day ~ even without heading off into the bush! 😉 Enjoy the challenge. I succeeded on day 3…..but haven’t again since. But it’s been a very eye-opening practice to say the least.

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  17. Beth, this is awesome. I’m going to take on this challenge and to make sure I stick to it I’m having one of my friends do it with me and be an “accountability partner”. And she’ll keep me accountable for sure since she’s the one I always vent to!
    Stephanie.
    Stephanie Deneke´s last blog post ..Stop Advertising Your MLM Biz As A Scam!

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hi Stephanie ~ Glad to hear you’re taking it on….and even better with a friend. Accountability partners help with everything! Sounds like your partner is the perfect one! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. Hi Beth,
    Complaints are merely excuses in disguise. They serve to block us from moving forward, or facing what we really need to face. I applaud your commitment to “never complain, never explain.” I see you posted this piece on Nov 2, and today is Nov 24…3 weeks have passed and I wonder if you have noticed a change in your mindset? I bet you have!

    Anyway, love your posts. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Mary Lou

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hi Mary Lou ~ Yes, excuses absolutely serve to block us from moving forward and facing what we need to face. My past few weeks have definitely been interesting ~ I’m conscious of it a lot now, so even when I do complain or explain I now catch myself, often in time to stop it….but often not. 🙂 I’m definitely more of a complainer than excuse maker ~ I don’t really find myself making excuses. Owning up to the reality I create is not something I struggle with. I have to be honest though, it’s hard not to complain about people who are doing ignorant or annoying things ~ I know it doesn’t serve any good to complain, but there are just so many crazy people out there that it’s hard to keep it all in! 🙂 I hope you and your family had a lovely Thanksgiving as well!

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  19. It’s really hard to depart from our early conditioning in life. I do not understand why we are brought in such a way that we tend to complain or make excuses. Perhaps it is our nature to be so. Therefore, as you have said, we should always enforce our awareness and eradicate our negative responses to situations that does not favor us.

    This will be a difficult challenge for you, but I believe that you can make it. 🙂

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hi Walter, thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts. Yes, it takes great awareness and commitment to move beyond our conditioning. I’m not sure why you think this challenge will be particularly challenging for me, but thanks for the vote of confidence! lol 😉

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  20. You always have an inspiring and very useful
    blog… it’s not my habit to complain.but
    there is disadvantage of not complaining..
    nice post!
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    bethallen Reply:

    So what is the disadvantage of not complaining? Glad you found my post inspiring, Andrew.

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  21. Actually “Never Complain, Never Explain” it is a very strong posittion on live, but to follow this principle you have to be very strong men. But if you are strong men, you will follow this principle, unconsciously 🙂 So for not vety strong people that is quite hard to follow, but strong people don’t need that 🙂

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hey Stan ~ Yes, this is a stance that requires a lot of strength ~ I’m not sure I agree that people who don’t complain or explain themselves do so unconsciously just because they’re strong, but that’s an interesting position. Maybe there are some like that, but I know for me, and most people I’ve talked to about it, it requires quite a bit of conscious thought. 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

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  22. OMG. that is my father’s motto or slogan. Take ownership of all action and situation created, never seek for attention or explain the way we do things. No brag. No explanation. Be it someone praise us, or criticizing us. Because we all can judge and observe the obvious and with time, those who brag will fall short, those who false accuse us will be reveal. As everyone is not a dumb person. But the more attention draw to self, bet it positive or negative, we become weak because attention itself take away the credit! Nice post.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Wow, well glad you found your way here then! I love those serendipitous moments. Thanks for adding so much through your great comment, Vivian. 🙂

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  23. Never complain, never explain. This is very tough even for a headstrong man like me. Hmmm..But what if there is something or someone that is damnifying us?
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  24. I’m up to the challenge! Don’t think it will be easy, but I am generally a very positive person, with a smile on my face. This is an opportunity to go a bit further and push myself to completely give up complainig and explaining 🙂

    Alison
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  25. I am in .. “Never complain, Never explain” is so hard to keep. I must give this a shot for the coming week and see if I can accomplish this mission.
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