Our mayor has declared today as Complaint Free Day for the city (seriously).  Even if you don’t live here, I think you should take on the challenge of going the entire day without lamenting about anything.  

No yelling at the person who almost cut you off.  Being nice to the person in the Express Lane with a basket full of groceries.  Accepting whatever Mother Nature delivers for the weather.  Smiling at yourself in the mirror.  Working cheerfully side-by-side with that colleague who drives you nuts.  Taking what the puppies destroy in stride.

I think that being complaint free will be harder than it seems.  It is part of our nature to focus on what isn’t working, rather than what is.  But for today, give it a try.  Take on the individual challenge of seeing the positive side of life.

If you make it 21 days without complaining, you can even receive a Certificate of Happiness at http://www.AComplaintFreeWorld.org

Here’s to the glass being half full.

— beth triplett

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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