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Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence by Erik Qualman

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CHAPTER THREEComplain = Digital Pain

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”

MAYA ANGELOU

Inspired by the nonprofit group A Complaint Free World (www.acomplaintfreeworld.org), Republican Sam Graves of Missouri submitted House Resolution 404 to the Committee on Oversight and Government. Graves proposed that the day before Thanksgiving should become a national “complaint free Wednesday.”1 Why was Graves so compelled to stop people from complaining?

Complaining is negative energy that is counterproductive to greatness. To achieve success we need to eliminate excess weight from our life’s backpack and the first thing to remove is the heavy box labeled “complaints.” Imagine all the items ...

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