How Complaining Will Cancel Your Future

It was ironic that I just recently read an article from Jim Rohn entitled, “Don’t Be A Complainer”. It was ironic because,  I had the experience of everyone I encountered this particular day was complaining. OMG! It was as if, I was wearing a sign saying “Complaint Stool – Come over and sit down”.

In Jim’s article he refers to complaining as a deadly disease of attitude when if let loose it will conquer you. Yes there is room for legitimate complaining, but if when you enter a crowd and people find a reason to leave, stop and check out what changed in the atmosphere. Nobody like to hang out with a complainer. It’s draining. He states that complaining will lock you out of more opportunities than you can image. Then Jim connects his message to a story from the Old Testament and the Children of Israel and how they complained after leaving Egypt and never made it to the Promised Land.

….. So back to the folks that were complaining. Here is what I did:

  • I countered everything they said negative with something positive.
  • I just listened hoping they would stop.
  • I moved away from the. Dang-it they just followed me.
  • I finally let them have the last word and guess what. They left.

After this encounter I was drained, but it reminded me of a few sayings.

“A person can’t argue with themselves”, “It takes 2 to tango”

It was a great reminder for myself as we all do complain at one time or another to be mindful of my words, and my actions and their impact on others.

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Are You Kidding Me! – Personal Rantations

“Are You Kidding Me” will cover personal rantations (my made- up word), or things that have occurred that might make your head stand up on your head.

Well this week, someone posted on Facebook some information from their place of employment. Basically they were responding to another individual on Facebook about how they didn’t understand why they were in trouble.  Their friend took a picture of some private information from their place work, hid the names, then put a picture of it  on Facebook.

YIKES!!!

Privacy violation. Employer hysteria. When given feedback, they replied that it wasn’t the persons real information. However, the does not eliminate the problem. So, I explained to them that they were at work, on company time, posting company images on Facebook.  Even if they actually did not violate anyones’ privacy, the very act of what they did puts them in jeopardy of being reprimanded. Furthermore, the person who they were pranking, could contact the employer and complain. With the level of technology, and cameras it is very easy to track everything that is done in any environment.

Clearly, although they thought it was funny, there could be serious repercussions. ” Are you kidding me!” was my response.