So at work, I've slowly gotten the reputation of eating any junk food within arms length. Candy, donuts, chips, chocolate, cookies, you name it and I want it.
While waiting at our meeting the other day at work, a bag full of candy was placed on the large conference room table. While everyone stared at it, not wanting to make the first move, I jaunted up to the table and took my handful of carefully selected chocolates. Among my handful were Dove Dark Chocolates, Snickers, and Twix. I plopped the Dove Dark Chocolate into my mouth (while my coworkers chuckled as I was the only person to eat the candy) and read the quote on the inside of the wrapper. This was my quote:
"Instead of complaining, try to find a solution."
Amazing, right?! I love quotes like that. It's true too. In any work place if you have an issue or a problem, don't complain about it until you can present a solution. This is also a huge component of my relationship with Aaron as well. In the past I have been used to getting what I want 100% of the time. I realized quickly that whining just to whine, and complaining just to complain, DOESN'T WORK. Not only is it tiring to always be complaining but it creates no results. I pride myself now on being able to say, "I'm upset about this, and this is what we can do to prevent this from happening in the future."
It's a great little motto to live by. Everyone can benefit from being proactive and taking the first step to presenting a solution rather than complaining.
Have a great day today. Don't get blown away!