The Quit Complaining IQ Matrix explores how to stop complaining and start taking responsibility for your life and circumstances. When things don’t pan out as expected, it’s easy to throw our hands up in the air and complain. Complaining gives us a sense of control. That control is, however, fleeting. Why? Because complaining often doesn’t solve our problem or help us move forward more productively.
Complaints typically make us feel better because we often use them as a coping mechanism that helps us deal with unpleasant and unwanted circumstances. It should, however, be expected that life will not always pan out as planned. Problems will arise unexpectedly, and people will often do things that agitate and aggravate us. That’s life, and complaining about it won’t change a thing. If this resonates with you, and you would like to quit complaining, then this map will help you do just that.
This mind map, specifically, explores how we tend to complain and the kinds of complaints that people typically make. It presents you with a set of self-analysis questions to help track your complaints. It breaks down the reasons why you tend to complain. It highlights the consequences of complaining and the impact it has on your life and other people. The map then provides you with a list of suggestions on how to get out of the habit of complaining and start taking responsibility for your life and circumstances.
Working through this map will help you develop the mindset and skills that will eradicate this habit from your life.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Quit Complaining mind map.
- Living a Life of Complaints: The first branch of this map explores how we tend to complain about things and the types of complaints that people tend to make. It also presents several analysis questions that will help you track the complaints you make throughout the day.
- Reasons for Complaining: The second branch of this map outlines a multitude of reasons why people tend to complain when things don’t go their way. Take time to identify which of these excuses for complaining you tend to use. Then questions if these are good enough reasons to start complaining about things.
- Complaining Outcomes: The fourth branch of this map explores the consequences that result from the habit of complaining and the resulting impact it has on people’s lives. A key idea to keep in mind is that complaining rarely resolves what you’re complaining about. And when it does resolve things, it always leaves a bad aftertaste in other people’s mouths, which can lead to larger problems down the line.
- Quit Complaining: The final two branches of this map break down simple, yet handy tips that will help you eliminate the habit of complaining. These guidelines will help you shift from a complaint-oriented mindset to a solution-focused mindset. Here, you are also presented with numerous questions that will help you gain further insights and deeper levels of clarity about your habit of complaining. Outlined here is also a four-step process to help you stop complaining. The steps of this process include (1) becoming aware of your complaints, (2) holding back your complaints, (3) actively looking for solutions, and (4) taking proactive action. Use these steps as a simple formula to stop yourself from complaining throughout the day.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for minimizing the habit of complaining and for taking more responsibility for your life. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these concepts and ideas into your subconscious mind.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.
Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your life, and you will progressively develop the necessary mindset, perspective, and approach needed to eradicate the habit of complaining from your life.
When you purchase the Quit Complaining IQ Matrix you will receive:
- A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
- A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
- A Desktop Background version of the map you can use for reference on your computer.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
- A printable PDF summary of this IQ Matrix that explores each of the concepts in more detail.
Additional visual resources and variations of this IQ Matrix might be added to your account page at no extra cost in the future.