Do you find yourself whining about your acim? Oh, come on, be honest. Do you whine about your job, your skills, or even your weight? Well, I just have to tell you that whining isn’t all that bad. If you listen to yourself, sometimes you can actually give yourself some pretty good advice, but do you take it?
Several years ago I woke up in the morning and as usual I carried out my routine; whine, whine, whine, yes, I was doing it again. Why should I change my whining? Besides, I did it well! Interestingly enough after several years of my own whining, I got extremely irritated with myself and I said out loud, “Oh, just stop whining and do something!”
That very morning I made myself a simple poster and wrote those exact words. I placed it on the wall next to my bed and, “Poof” the miracle happened!
You can also experience this miracle if you do one thing. Apply this quote to yourself. “To thine own self be true”. This is a quote by William Shakespeare and I believe this was the key to my transformation. This quote refers to having awareness of your true self, knowing why you do the things you do, and why you react to them the way you do. I have found that whining stems from some sort of extreme dissatisfaction with oneself. It’s really not out there, though it may seem at times to be so. It’s all inside you.
So where do you go with that quote? Listen to yourself when you whine and ask yourself, what is it about my appearance, my job, my skills, or even my weight that I’m dissatisfied with? If you are true to yourself, you will place value on your satisfaction with yourself; and it is then that you will stop whining and do something with what bothers you the most. Some people will tell you that nobody changes overnight. Well, I didn’t change overnight either, but my perspective certainly changed that day and that was the miracle. Thank goodness for miracles!
Krystalina Soash is a generalist writer and public speaker with one published work, “Writing Tips for Student Projects and New Freelance Writers” and a second work in production, “Your Positive Potential: Action Steps for Self-Empowerment” to be released October 2010.