Did He Really Just Say That?

I hope everyone had a great Father's Day yesterday. 

I spent most of my first Father's Day with Kaden, Megan was working.

When she got home, we went out for a nice dinner. 

It was awesome. 

On the way home from dinner I called my dad.

When he answered I said...

"Happy Father's Day, Dad!"

His response...

"Yeah, I'm out of money."


"Thanks, how was your first Father's Day?"


"How's my grandson doing?"

I politely told him I would be over today to drop some money off and I had to go. 

After hanging up the phone, I vented to Megan, holding back tears and frustration, she told me...

"Don't let this ruin your day."

That's all I needed to hear. 

I share this personal story as a lesson...

Be relentlessly positive and get off the complain train. 

It can be easy to let something like that ruin your day. 

But what does that do?

How does complaining about it fix anything?

This happens every day.

You get a nasty e-mail...

Someone says something that doesn't sit right with you...

Your kids do something that upsets you...

Your co-worker annoys you...

Your scale doesn't move...

Whatever the case is, you all know what I'm talking about. 

You think to yourself...

"Do they even realize how much I do for them?"


"Did he really just say that?"


"How come nothing ever good happens to me?"

That leads to frustration, stress, and negative self-talk. 

It's very easy to get into the negative mindset, get on the complain train, and never get off. 

But what does that solve?


Life is too short.

I know my intent is good in all actions I take, and I assume that of others.

That allows me to be relentlessly positive. 

I know he didn't mean to hurt me, just like, hopefully, the person or thing that upset you, was not intended to do so.  

If I catch myself on the complain train, I kindly kick myself off at the next stop. 

You'll quite often hear me tell clients...

"It could always be worse."

That line just helps me stay positive, regardless of what the circumstance is.

Negative-talk, arguing, or complaining has a zero chance of changing anything.

In comparison, positivity and appreciation can change the world. 

We see this every day.

So, something or someone will try to ruin your day today, don't let it happen.

Stay relentlessly positive and get off the complain train. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling

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