“Patience is necessary… one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.”
–Soren Kierkegaard (1813–1855)
Danish philosopher and writer
complainless: (adj.) 1. to be free of complaints 2. a pleasure to be around
Your words move others. Your words move you.
Let yours send everyone in the right direction.
Here’s how to be “ComplainLess”…
- Be aware. Recognize your typical paths to complaining – what (who) sparks your tendency to gripe. Minimize your exposure to them (eliminating those ‘sparks’ altogether may not always be realistic or the best thing). Know that your grumbling is a complete waste of energy.
- Be thankful. Regularly reflect on all the good in your life (people, opportunities, things). Understand and enjoy how lucky you really are. Be entitled to nothing.
Get the last two points, our favorite “Don’t complain” quote (by Emerson), or pick up the ComplainLess cards for a group of people. Use this link.
No Gomo talks again next week with Sam (how to keep your team or yourself from going through the motions). If you’ve missed one or been closed out of a session, we hope you can join us.
Who’s Sam? A cofounder of JustSell.com, author of a lot of this stuff, and your crazy quote curator (really).