I was reading something this morning about how complaining stops our growth, happiness, and success. I started to laugh because at the time I read this guidance, I was complaining in my head.
Needless to say, I paused and thought about complaining as a source of derailment. Of course it makes sense. When we complain we:
- limit our capacity to think differently and fail to find solid and innovative solutions
- drain our energy, enthusiasm, and (dare I say) joy
- alienate the people around us who could help us, but who wants to assist a complainer
- shift the responsibility and power to the person, situation, or organization about which we are complaining
Yikes. That list sounds like a recipe for failure and who wants that. Not me.
If this isn’t enough to scare you to go complaint free, proceed at your own risk.
Have a good day,