“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” (Adlai Stevenson)
This saying reminds us of the futility of focusing on the problem rather than on the solution.
Imagine this is your office:- People are gossiping. Some feel oppressed by all the negative energy. Morale is down and you dread getting up in the morning.
Then the first thing you do when you see Bill is moan about how bad the situation is!
Yes, recognize how the negative environment affects you. But don’t then jump into the pool with the rest of the drowning masses!
Action – Find a way to change the situation. Once something like gossip or negativity is acknowledged, it loses some of it’s power.
What do you find yourself complaining about most these days? Bring together friends, peers or colleagues and plan a solution.
There is always a way to make a difference!
(How could you ‘light a candle’ in the next 60 minutes? Please share using the comments box.)