Magic Formula for Success–Stay Clear of the 3 C’s

There are two kinds of people. Those who live in the 3 C’s and those who don’t.

 

People who live in the 3 C’s are usually pretty miserable folks. They constantly look at life from a negative lens.

 

Even if you don’t camp out in the 3 C’s 24/7, it’s easy to occasionally slip into the dark, murky world of the 3 C’s without even realizing it. If you want to be a true Winner in your Business and at Life, you must stay clear of these poisonous attitudes. Not only will they damage the relationships around you, but in time, they will suck their marrow from your bones. The 3 C’s make us sick, both emotionally and physically.

 

Condemning

Synonyms—Reproachful, accusing, critical, reproving.

Antonyms—Commend, praise, speak well of, acclaim, extol, laud, mention.

 

Complaining

Synonyms—bad tempered, irritable, crabby, argumentative, difficult, unreasonable, belligerent, cranky, grouchy, grumpy, disagreeable.

Antonyms—Good natured, friendliness, amicability, sociability, cordiality, agreeableness, good humor, kindness.

 

Criticizing

Synonyms—disapprove of, condemn, censure, pass judgment on.

Antonym—praise, admire, comment, extol, honor, congratulate, pay tribute to, applaud, acclaim.

 

Many of us have a strongly entrenched program at our core to “be right.”  When we Condemn, Complain, and Criticize…even in a small measure…we think we are proving to ourselves and to others that we ARE RIGHT and that we know best. It basically stems from our own low self-esteem.

 

However, that need to justify our judgment sets us up to live a pretty miserable life. It’s certainly no way to create healthy lifelong relationships in our families and businesses. After all, who wants to be around people that are constantly living in the 3 C’s?

 

The Magic Formula for Success is to intentionally focus on the Positive. Look at the antonyms for each of the 3 C’s. By practicing those affirming words in our daily lives, we shift our thought patterns,

 

Here’s a challenge:  For the next 7 days, put a $1 bill into a jar every time you say something that is Condemning, Complaining, or Criticizing.  Don’t cheat!  This is not only a great Reality Check, but it will empower you to live a Positive, Prosperous and Healthy life.

 

To Your Success,

Margi Starr

937-360-9203

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One thought on “Magic Formula for Success–Stay Clear of the 3 C’s

  1. Hi Margi,

    Just wanted you to know that this is a great article and a wonderful reminder to us all.

    Thank you for writing it.

    Marsha

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