Complaining is easy and anyone can do it, but it really doesn’t accomplish much unless it’s coupled with constructive action.
Think about it, have you ever been frustrated by something and complained about it, only to find yourself frustrated by the same thing at a later date? I have! I’ve also noticed that the things I complain about only change for the better when I use my complaint to fuel action. What an empowering realization that is!
Complaining, by itself does nothing to change a situation. All it really does is cause one to feel like a helpless victim. Complaining without action is really just us making the statement, “This sucks, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Woe is me!”
I don’t know about you, but that’s not the mindset I want to go through life with.
Instead, our complaints should be the trigger that jump-starts our brains to begin thinking of what we can do to change the situation for the better. Just think of how much control this gives us for the quality of life we live, as well as the impact we can have in our areas of influence. Through our complaint-inspired actions, we can begin to change the world around us.
So what have you been complaining about… and what are you going to do about it?