Had a beautiful wedding? I’m happy for you. On the other hand, someone probably complained the venue didn’t have a waiter serving them food.
New car? Fantastic. That’s amazing. Someone isn’t happy your car is glistening in the sun whilst playing some Ed Sheeran.
Graduated with a 2:1? Wonderful. Keep it up. Your parents wanted a First Class. They haven’t got one themselves and the closest they’ve ever seen is on a stamp but I digress…
At the end of the day, you can do everything to the best of your ability and people will have something to complain about. News flash: we aren’t perfect!
Complaining isn’t the same as constructive criticism. To complain is just to express dissatisfaction in something. Constructive criticism is to provide both positive and negatives about something. Be someone who is constructive with criticism. One thing I like about Psychology Today’s article is explaining how to complain well. My favourite tip from them is to limit your exposure to complaining by keeping away from complainers.
The most important thing that has happened in your life everyday is this: you woke up to see another day. Did you know that 55 million people die each year? That comes up to approx. 150,684 deaths per day! There may not be things in your life you want to be grateful for, but be grateful you’re able to see another day to make a difference.
Life is too short to complain about every single detail. You have to either accept it, or do something about it. You may not like that this blog post is so short. Fine. But you haven’t provided feedback, so how would I know to improve future blog posts? I leave my comments open for a reason.
If you’re a perfectionist, you have to understand not everyone can be like you and people have seasons in life where they flourish best from their mistakes. When you understand this, you’ll find it a lot easier to accept them and complain far less. We are flawed in specific areas. Help us, don’t just complain that we are terrible.
And oh, by the way… Happy New Year! First post of 2020. A bit late but better late than never. I hope to do better with my consistency.