We *all* have those days/weeks where our job or situations at work are less than ideal. Most workplace complaints are about: too much work to do, unclear direction or lack of feedback from leadership, bosses, or co-workers.
Let's face it too, outside of work, complaining can destroy relationships and ruin a fun night out.
Real Talk: I can be a complainer. I'm a driven, goal-oriented, fast-paced leader. Anything outside of my expectations can cause frustration. That said, I learned that I have to constantly monitor my words and body language to ensure I'm constructive with my feedback and resetting my expectations without sacrificing progress.
Chronic complaining makes things worse, stifles creativity, and can be career limiting.
Here are a few lessons I've learned about chronic complaining:
I’m NOT saying that we should never complain at work. If you see a problem, bring it to the attention of whoever can do something about it.
However, what we should avoid at all costs, is an attitude of complaining. It has very negative consequences on your career, not to mention your personal wellbeing.