I know that it’s always easier to complain and blame someone else (haven’t we all done it?) than to admit that we are the ones who need to change. If one of your co-workers aggravates you “to no end”, of course one solution is to quit your job, but then, the next job may have someone who aggravates you even more. The solution probably lies in looking at what really aggravates you and asking yourself two things: Is it that important? and Why does it aggravate me so much?
Answering these two questions truthfully will greatly alleviate the pressure. The idea is to search for things you can do… whether it is in changing your attitude, your expectations, your actions, your thoughts, your job, your whatever… This is not about blame and condemnation — either of yourself or the other persons involved.
If you’ve decided that someone’s behavior bothers you, then it will. So why not decide that you can handle it? And then see what can be done? We can’t control the actions of others. However, since our own actions and thoughts are in our own jurisdiction, that’s where we can make a difference.
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Complaining Properly!!! It’s The First Step of a Two-Step Process
Written by Marie T. Russell.
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