Complain, complain, complain. Whine, whine, whine.

Don’t we hear enough of this on social media? Why is that? Don’t we live in an age of abundance? You’re flooded with choices, resources, opportunities, and more, and yet a society has never whined so much as ours. How do we explain this? I would offer two reasons:

  • Entitlement
  • Expectation

Entitlement is the belief that “one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.” Do you know what inherently means? It means that something exists as “a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.”

People have to come to believe that they deserve privileges and special treatment from others, from society, and from institutions, BECAUSE of a permanent attribute within themselves.

They feel they are entitled to a life of ease and without suffering.

Expectation is the STRONG belief that something WILL happen, and just the fact that people have so much expectation demonstrates just how easy we’ve got it, and yet, people complain even more.

For example, try to imagine what the average person received from a king during the Middle Ages. Do you think they expected anything more than oppression, taxation, or the confiscation of their property?

Therefore, the fact that we complain as much as we do is the only proof you need that we have it better than any generation or society ever has. Our abundance and luxury has taught us to expect more rather than induce greater thankfulness.

We express more dissatisfaction than we do gratefulness. We’re a nation of brats.

Does that mean we should live without any expectations? No. It’s just that our expectations are misplaced.

Your expectations should be directed at yourself and not your environment.

Your environment should receive gratitude. Why? Because you’re sustained by it, yet you had nothing to do with it. But what if your circumstances are bad? Doesn’t matter. Be grateful there are resources you can use to get out of where you are. Your expectations must be focused on you.

This is what I’m covering in this 5-video series Whine or Work. Bitch or Build in my Life Domination Online Coaching Program. I always show Episode 1 of each new series right here. Watch now.

If you’d like to join my Life Domination Online Coaching Group, you can learn about it here. It’s only $19.97 per month, and that provides you access to all the videos—as well as the archives of past teaching series—as well as an invitation to the private Facebook group where the videos are shown.

The best part is that you’ll be in that private group along with me and other committed people just like you. I can’t begin to tell you how encouraging it is. You’ll receive the daily support you’re looking for to help you create your best life.

C. J. Ortiz
C. J. Ortiz

My mission is to help equip people to maximize their resources for a purpose greater than themselves. That's what my own mentors and teachers have done for me, and I'm paying it forward. Life can be merciless, and the world can be a messed up place, so what's needed is a stronger people that can both endure and overcome in life. My motto is, "In whatever you do, don't suck! Metal up!"

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