If you form your opinion of the world based on the news, then you are going to be afraid of the world. CNN to me stands for constant negative news. When you spend time each day entertaining that negativity; you are going to have a scarce mentality and want to compete with everyone. Even worse, you are going to complain about everything. That’s what the masses do. Remember my warning, when you follow the masses, usually the “m” is silent.

I see people complain about their health, then proceed to eat sugary snacks every 3 hours.

I see people complain about being broke, then proceed to spend their entire paycheck on alcohol.

Enough already. If you aren’t willing to take action in order to change your circumstances, then you don’t have the right to complain. I’m not judging you as I was one of those people. I finally woke up 10 years ago and took responsibility over my life. I took my circumstance of being physically and mentally obese, and transforming that into a healthy mind and body, and a purpose of helping 1 billion people. 

George Bernard Shaw said it best when he stated that “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”

Most people would rather tiptoe their way through life, and hope to make it safely to death, complaining the entire time.

This reminds me of the story of a young boy who moved into a new neighborhood. On his way to school he passed a house on the corner of his street. He saw an old man and an old woman sitting on the porch, rocking back and forth on their rocking chair. The young boy heard a dog howling in pain coming from the inside of their house. The young boy was concerned, but kept walking to school. The next morning, the same thing happened. The boy was beginning to get more concerned. He said to himself that he would inquire with the old man and lady if this continued the next day. The following morning he walked by the house on the corner. The dog was still howling in pain. He decided to approach the old man and woman. He said “What’s going on with your dog? He sounds like he’s in pain.” The old lady leaned in to the boy and said, “Child, our dog is lying on a nail. It hurts just enough for him to complain about it; but not enough for him to get up and move.” Ask yourself, what nail have you been lying on? Once you find the nail, get off the damn nail!

The truth is that you can have results, or you can have excuses, but you cannot have both.

My name is Ben, and I’m your friend.

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