Daily Short-hOPT: You Want Change?

“If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you’d be surprised by how well things can work out… Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.”
Randy Pausch

Granted, I’m pretty easily annoyed. However, something that generally drives me bonkers is when we complain about something and doing absolutely nothing about it. My social media outlets are usually jam-packed with political posts. I’m cool with that. People have opinions they like to express, and I think that’s just keen. I don’t always agree, but, hey, it’s a free country, so I will always back anyone’s right to speak their mind. That said, I’m endlessly annoyed with complaint minus action. 

You want change? Go make change. Change doesn’t happen by posting things on social media networks. Change happens by digging in and getting your hands dirty. And, if you think you’re too insignificant to make change, well, you’re absolutely right. Henry Ford said, “whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” Same principle applies here. 

Do you desire political change? What are you doing about it? Do you vote regularly, or write letters to your congress-person? What about on a personal level? Have you identified things you don’t like and taken the necessary steps to change them? 

It’s always easier to be the person that points out flaws. A more fulfilling vocation would be to identify those flaws and take action to correct them. 

Have an awesome Saturday,



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