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March 13, 2021

Go Getters See No Benefit in Complaining

People love to complain. Day in and day out, people find things to complain about that happened throughout their day. It could be anything from something they saw in traffic that morning to something someone did by mistake at work.

The problem with complaining is that it puts you in a bad mood and is a waste of your time and energy that would be better spent doing other, more productive things. You’ll notice that more successful people rarely participate in drama or complaints about unimportant things.

This is because they have more pertinent things to worry about. Complaining about a bad driver you saw on your drive to work hours after it happened just isn’t worth your time.

Once something has happened, it’s over with, and if you can’t change anything about it, you certainly shouldn’t spend more time than you need to talking about it. In order for you to be much more successful, you should be focusing on the things that matter to you.

If you have work that needs to be done, focus on that. If you have a problem that’s preventing you from doing what you need to do, find solutions instead of making complaints.

If you want someone else’s help, ask them for help rather than complaining to them about it. If someone does something that gets on your nerves, or if you feel the desire to shift the blame to someone else, don’t.

It’s going to go much smoother if you fix the problem right then and have the conversation with them later in a calmer tone. Just letting someone know what they did wrong is much better than talking behind their back about it.

Not only does avoiding complaints help you communicate clearly, but it also helps you maintain a more positive mood. If you hold on to something that annoyed you in the morning all the way into the afternoon, then during that time you’re still going to be annoyed.

Instead, learn to let things go so that you can maintain a more positive outlook, which helps reduce stress and can help prevent depression. You need to stay focused on your goals if you want to achieve them.

You can’t let things that aren’t really relevant to you distract you all the time. Keep looking back at your plans and stick with them, because it you’re spending your time and energy talking about things that you can’t change or things that you’re not working on, you’re wasting your own resources.

Eric
Post Contributor

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