A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted
In your hands, you hold the secret to transforming your life. Big words? Yes, but this is a plan that has already proven itself with millions of people around the world. Pastor Will Bowen developed the life-changing A Complaint Free World plan based on the simple idea that good things will happen for you in abundance if you can just leave your grumbling behind. In a Sunday...more
The idea is to take the challenge to stop complaining out loud for 21 days (at which point it will supposedly become a habit) but almost hal ...more
Rather than focusing on neuroses, phobias, anxieties, etc., this book instead focuses on what life would look like if we made one simple (but not easy!) change: speak about the things we wi ...more
“The Complaint Free challenge is not an easy one. It takes time and conscious effort to make it through that first complaint-free day. But once your habits and your thinking start to change, it becomes easier. The key is to keep trying. For me, this challenge was not ...more
On some level I get it. No one likes someone who's constantly complaining, and in general I think people should strive for less negativity. But in my own experience, holding complaints in makes me feel worse, not better, and does not stop me from having negative thoughts. It even makes me feel lonelier, because sometimes complaining to othe ...more
Couldn't help but wonder out of curiosity how Mr. Bowen would write an entire book on the topic of 'stop complaining.' I was delightfully entertained with a few stories and the whole idea of wearing a wrist band as a reminder to stop complaining, intrigues me. I've ordered my own purple wrist band to give it a shot. I, too, need improvement in this area. We all co ...more
I picked up this book because I love the idea (and unfortunately I'm a complainer - but is that me complaining about being a complainer? I guess I should switch my wristband again!).
I thought the book was super-easy/quick to read and I am trying to follow it (1 week without a complaint free day so far - it looks like I'm on track for the average 4-8 months to go 21 days without complaining). I do think it's a great concept and I'm going to stick with it.
Outside of that, many of the ideas written ...more
Bowen's main point is that complaining doesn't help you get through any trials in your life, and he holds to the idea that complaining actually attracts and brings more sorrow and suffering into your life. Instead of complaining, Bowen suggests keeping trials and obstructions in context. Are the things you compla ...more
After describing how the movement began, Bowen’s parishioners provide testimonial of how becoming complaint free has affected their lives. Fans of Byrne’s The Secret will find practical a ...more
I was up for reading a challenging book about not complaining. This wasn't it. This was a thoroughly "power of positive thinking," God=Universe=Neutral.
Using the trick of moving a bracelet to make you aware might be useful, but even according to his story, it started off as a gimmick and it still seems to me that it is.
The book is entirely testimonial & pontification, no research, no backing, no authority. He sprinkles in a quote ...more
The simplicity of the voice makes it easier to digest than many of its counterparts in the self-help universe. Usually, books such as these keep the RPMs of my rolling eyes going at a fairly steady pace. But, A Complaint Free World helps its readers to understand that mostly everything in life simp ...more
His first two books, "A Complaint Free World" (now expanded and updated) and "Complaint Free Relationship ...more