Here is a life lesson that will markedly improve both the quality of your life and the lives of those around. Complain to others only when it really matters. And by the way, it rarely ever really matters.
I am not suggesting that you never complain. Sometimes we need to communicate our dissatisfaction with poor customer service or shoddy products. Sometimes we need to complain about our working conditions, the noisy neighbor, or bureaucratic red tape for example. But do we need to do it as much as we do?
We should complain only when it really matters but first we should seriously consider if it really matters. Before complaining, ask yourself these three questions.
Would I do any better if I were in the other person place? Will complaining really change anything? Is my complaining constructive or destructive in nature? If you can’t honestly answer yes, then it’s probably best just to remain silent.
This Straight Talk aired on Spirit FM
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