How long do you think you could go without complaining? Nothing, not even a whisper of a criticism about your best friend’s hideous shoes or gossip about the new neighbor’s noisy teenagers? A day? An hour?
How about 21 consecutive days?
I didn’t know what was in store the day I pulled an audio book called A Complaint Free World off the shelf at the library. I only needed something to listen to on a road trip, not a gauntlet thrown at me. But I accepted the challenge and took the next 125 very long days to reach the requisite 21 days.
All I knew was that my whining had reached fever pitch and I was tired of listening to myself. I couldn’t imagine how other people around me must be feeling. So, I took the challenge. During those 125 days, my father died and I joined a new faith group (on the same day), my livelihood was threatened, and I went to work for an international company only to be reminded that bigger isn’t always better. What was I thinking?
Nothing to Complain About: My 125-Day Journey to Become Complaint Free is the day by day account of an experience that changed my life forever