I saw a post by Gary Vaynerchuk on Medium, and while the subject of his post was not bringing his work issues home, there was one thing he said in the post that struck me: "Complaining is something I have no tolerance for. If you’re in control of it, you have the ability to fix it. Where is the value in complaining? Assess the problem, find the solution, and get on the offense."
Yeah, that's me he's talking about.
Every year I get dissatisfied and frustrated about how some things go. Every year I voice my frustration about it, and then months go by for it to happen again. Why didn't I put something in place to stop that from happening again?
Because there is a part of me that wants the problem, not the solution. Doesn't that sound like the kind of thing I need to stop in something I'm calling a year of no bullshit?
Bitching is an opiate. It makes us feel better, but it doesn't solve the problem. Solving the problem solves the problem.
So, get to solving.