In other words, the more one grumbles and complains about a problem, the more the problem grows and intensifies in experience. Conversely, the more you think and speak positively about what you want and express gratitude for what you have, the more you will experience positive outcomes.
Yearning is not only a good way to go crazy but also a pretty good place to hide out from hard truth. — Claude T. Bissell
Yearning, complaining, and lamenting will get us nowhere but depressed. However, in facing the reality of the present moment and looking to a future with positive belief and action, we escape the pain that we would otherwise cause ourselves and others.
Which brings to mind a quote by Anthony Robbins: It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
And this one by Benjamin Disraeli: Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
I aim to shape my life by thinking positively about whatever comes my way. I want to avoid inviting trouble by negative talk and musings. It's just not worth it.