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?
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.
- By the end of the year, I've forgotten the first three quarters of the year.
- 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
- 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?