Why don’t more people stop complaining about things?  Why don’t they quit pointing out problems and start coming up with solutions? 

Do you want to know why?

Complaining is way easier than actually coming up with solutions.

Jon Gordon had a great story of people turning a negative into a positive at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  Read about it here.

It is a great story of how the leader got everyone together to find a solution to the problem.  Instead of complaining about the problem at hand, which wouldn’t have done any good, they worked on a solution.  Everyone sacrificed a little bit for the good of the team.

How do people come to the solution mindset instead of the problem mindset.  It can be as simple as one person switching the conversation. It is really easy to get on the problem mindset.  But if you get one person who has the solution mindset it can be just as easy to turn it around.

Don’t be content talking about problems and making excuses.  Talk about Solutions and make the problems seem miniscule.