Although I advocate enjoying the moment, it is essential not to create future anxiety by spending tomorrow’s resources today. It is certainly possible to plan for the future without putting aside the enjoyment one can experience on a daily basis.
For example, if you are a parent, it is important to not only do a Whiner check on yourself, but also to be sure you are not somehow empowering your children to become Whiners. Society is currently primed to create a generation of young complainers who don’t want to take responsibility for their own actions.
The best training method to avoid this is by example. If you disdain constant complaining and excuses, your children will pick up on your cue. But it is essential to point out when their petty gossiping, complaining, or negativity goes beyond the bounds of normal conversation into a more dangerous territory. If you allow your children to make excuses for their poor performance and to blame others for what goes wrong in their lives, it will be a lesson to them that whining is acceptable, which leads to all kinds of unfortunate consequences. They should be taught to use their Warrior’s tools and to also understand the five rules described in this book.
- Nobody owes you anything
- You possess the control over your life and success
- Always concentrate on "You", not "Them"
- Avoid "Analysis Paralysis"
- Enjoy the ride: You only have one life to live