Stop Complaining and Do Something!

One of my personal goals this year is to stop being so negative. Looking back on my blog posts from last year, there were too many where I complained about things without offering good solutions. I even did it in an email this morning (sorry Jorge).

Complaining takes a lot more energy than actually doing something. Complaining drains your emotional, spiritual and physical energy.

So what can you do to stop a spirit of complaining?

What are You Shipping in 2011?

As I was putting together What I Shipped in 2010 in response to Seth Godin's question, I discovered a few things about myself that probably apply to you.

  1. By the end of the year, I've forgotten the first three quarters of the year.
  2. A major negative event (or maybe positive) divides your year. In my case, it was very difficult to see things before that event because that event defined my year
  3. If it weren't for Facebook and Twitter, I'd probably have no record of my year.

Why's it so important to keep track of the things that you've shipped?