Monday, November 1, 2010

Don’t Complain – Be part of the solution

“Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.” – Anthony DeAngelo, Founder of The Collegiate EmPowerment Company and creator of The Inspiration Book Series)

It is so easy to complain, to bitch about this or that, to pound on someone or a group or an idea that may differ.

The path of least resistance and investment to go with the crowd and join it. It is true leadership to elect to not join in, but rather be part of the solution – and resolving the problem, issue or opportunity. This defines the difference from those who lead, and those who are just followers. We are seeing leadership around us today even in our political process – many are just saying enough with that – we will drive change. People are not electing not to stand by and complain about what they do not like with our process, but rather leading and getting involved – being part of the solution.

If we look at years past, we see our country and other countries developing through discourse and social action – or in other words, people just saying enough of that. In career, business and life – it is much the same. One can just go on an complain about their situation:

… I hate what I do …

.. I hate going to work …

… I find no value in my work ..

… I find no value in my life …

… I’m not happy with my life …

Some just continue this downward spiral of thought and inaction. They get what they sent to the universe – if you feel it, think it, it will be.

Others – those who strive for leadership in their life – reach a point where they do not accept. They take action – they drive forward – they make change happen. They achieve what they want to be, and they help others. They have purpose – essential for achieving leadership in career and life.

Resolve not to be part of the problem but to lead and find solutions. You will grow in so many ways; others will look up to you.

And you will be doing good for all …

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