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Stop Complaining, You’re Not Working Hard Enough

As someone with a strong work ethic, I pride myself on getting things done by any means necessary. I am committed to making things work and finding solutions to problems. I require a lot of myself because I know what I am capable of and mediocrity and I have never been synonymous. I’m going to work harder than anyone else, I’m going to provide the best results I possibly can, and I’m going to give 110% to everything my name is associated with.

Not only do I demand a lot of myself, I expect it from the people I associate myself with. I can’t relate to people who want handouts, don’t want to work, or who would rather complain than solve the problems in their life. If you are my friend, partner, whoever, and I am sharing my time and energy with you, I expect nothing but greatness from you because I know you have it in you. I see your potential and I am going to do what I can, within boundaries, of course, to get you to dream bigger, want more, and do more.

I will support you, push you, encourage you, uplift you, but I cannot and will not do the work for you. That’s your responsibility. I will also not listen to your complaints if you’re not doing anything to change your situation. If all you have to offer are excuses of why you can’t change your current situation, then you just don’t want to change them, and that’s your prerogative, but I can’t relate.

Too many people are sitting on untouched potential because they are afraid to be uncomfortable, and they have people around them who enable them to stay stagnant, “safe”, and miserable. Not I. Either you’re going to do the work to change your situation, or you’re going to complain and continue to be miserable. The choice is always yours.

As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. I can do all I can to show you your greatness, but until you realize it, it won’t matter. As friends, family members, partners, etc., it is imperative that we push each other to greatness. There’s no time for pity parties, excuses, and woe is me monologues.

Get over it and go out and make something happen for yourself!


  • Vanessa Morgan

    Thank you motivational coach. I hear ypur voice loud and clear. Thank you for speaking to me

  • Octavia Grissom

    Crysyal this is an amazing site and I thank you for helping me to get moving. We do tend to sit back on our potential when we are given all the tools we need. We just got to use them. Thanks for inspiring me to step out.

  • Sheena Steward

    I agree! I think sometimes we’d rather complain than to do the work that’s needed to succeed. We might need a little push and encouragement here and there but we must do the work.

  • Judaea

    Girl thank you I needed this thank you

  • Foodie Finds Home

    This was a great message and post. It certainly lit a fire in me! Thank you.

  • Terri

    You hit the nail on the head when you said too many people are afraid to be uncomfortable. I think sometime people forget that they are already uncomfortable they are just really afraid of the unknown.

  • Kita

    Why complain when you can decide to make a change for yourself. I learned this lesson at a very young age and even when I do gripe about something, I always have action behind it to make it better.

  • Kim S.

    This is so true! I am the same way. I don’t like when people complain, and then won’t do the extra work to get to where they need to be. It is pretty annoying.

  • Mimi Green

    I feel you, I grind for what I want. I have always been very independent and rather do things for myself. I love making my own magic happen. I do let fear slow me down sometimes, but I get back.

  • Camesha | Mama Motivator

    I hear you loud and clear. One of my favorite quotes is “If you don’t like where you are – move. You are not a tree.”

  • Kiwi

    I am with you so many people rather complain than to take one step forward to change their life. Yes you can pay bills but what will be the next step to get out of work purgatory and start living, its all about coming up with a plan for more.

  • Holly

    I too have a strong work ethic. I also have to tell myself go chill for a bit and have some fun. So that is what I have been trying to do as well.

  • Carissa

    Great Post…and I couldn’t agree more! The hustle is always on and I will sit and listen to you complain but let’s come up with a solution to the problem! Lets grind until we get to where we want to be!

  • Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    Excuses are unacceptable. I hear your words loud and clear. Just do it and stop complaining.

  • Joyce Brewer

    This is so on time. The most motivated and accomplished people work hard for it. They get up early and stay up late.

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