People complain about the situations that they are in. Small bookstores are complaining about Amazon’s supreme power. Some people complain about not getting enough sales or traffic. Some people spend a lot of time complaining about a lot of things.
Complaining isn’t a strategy because no matter how much you complain, the current situation remains the same. Complaining about blog traffic doesn’t result in 200 extra visitors the next day. Complaining about having few followers doesn’t suddenly lead to getting thousands of followers every day. When a business begins to wane, people complain, but that doesn’t stop the waning. Complaining doesn’t solve the problem.
The only way to solve the problem is to stop complaining and begin doing. People can complain about someone being better than they are. The only way to get better than that person is to put the work in and stop complaining.
Many people know this to be true in one form or another. However, some of these people still complain. The reason people continue to complain is because complaining is easier than finding the solution. Complaining requires less work. Finding the solution requires you to do the work to solve a problem.
The more challenging road is the road taken by few. The few who take this road get to become the leaders of our time.