The No Complaining Rule
Updated: May 4, 2020
The No Complaining Rule is the second Jon Gordon fable I have encountered. I enjoyed it even more than the first one (see my thoughts on The Energy Bus), and I think it's a story that everyone needs to hear.
It is a quick read, and it gets straight to the point.
Complaining is contagious.
Complaining is cancerous.
"Complaining creates a cycle of negativity that feeds itself and grows."
We can do better than that.
Sure, some complaints are warranted. But unless a solution is brought to the table, complaining is mindless.
Mindless complaining serves no purpose other than to destroy.
This book is more than just a call to choke out negativity, it also provides a plan of action that will lead us to another way: a better way.
Whether in our homes, our teams, our businesses, or just in our daily lives, a focus on positive principles used to cultivate a healthy and strong environment where everybody can thrive is the superior alternative.
This environment is also contagious, and the bad seeds have nowhere to grow.
None of us are immune to complaining. And once you choose that route, it's easy to get lost in the rabbit hole of misery and negativity that it leads to. So ask yourself this:
"What thought will bring me peace instead of frustration?"
Fixing the complaining problem starts internally. Once you are in control of the battle within yourself, you can then unleash a ripple effect that starves negativity of the nourishment it needs to survive: "...create a perpetual cycle of positive energy."
I'm all in.
Who's with me?