Let me clarify - certain type of complaining is crucial in the creative field.
I follow many inspirational folks out there including @garyvee and Seth Godin - and they do have a message about complainers. Those people who wine about the issues they’re dealing with. However, I believe that not all complaining is created equal.
I complain all the time when I’m having a discussion with friends and colleagues. I complain about the issues I see with the products I’m using. I complain about how certain things in my car are not the way they should be. I complain about some software implementation difficulties (I don’t know how to code) because, it seems like it should be easier than that. I complain because I see flaws.
Complaining can be negative, sure. But, complaining can be an opportunity in disguise. If you really dislike the design and functionality of a calendar app, and you can’t find the one you really like, why not go out and build one? If you really don’t like your running shoes in winter, you’re probably not the only one. If you searched all the companies and they all suck - you can complain about it and then choose to actually do something about it.
I would encourage people to complain about what they use everyday - as long as they’re willing to hear themselves and actually do something about it. Otherwise - it’s just complaining for the sake of it - and that’s just a waste of energy and time.
This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.