No Complaining

no complainingTry It For One Month
Okay, try it for one week.

Is even that too long, then try it for one week, but focus on One Day at a Time.

I am like just about everyone else. I can gripe and complain and fuss and moan.

I am like just about everyone else. I have my list of preferred things to moan about. Like winter weather and drivers who don't know how to drive in wintry weather and townships that don't seem to be responsible about roads in wintry weather... opps, ignore those complaints. They are just illustrations!

I am like just about everyone else. I don't like listening to those who gripe and complain to me.

So why don't I practice the Golden Rule... do unto others as you would have them do unto you. In other words, what if I stopped complaining "out loud" to others. However, if you really want to try this experiment, you will have to change the "internal complaining" for what is on the inside is going to work its way outside.

This experiment is not promoting a naive, stick your head in the sand approach to what is wrong. Certainly there are things that are wrong... but complaining about what is wrong doesn't fix what is wrong.

The point is to stop complaining...

and to start being grateful for what is right...
and start taking action about what is wrong...
and living with emotional resonance...
avoiding criticism (ouch...) and negativity...

One day at a time. You may want to keep track. Don't get discouraged if you fail. Just start over - right away.

Check out this article, What It's LIke to Go Without Complaining for a Month.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International