Monday Motivator: Try Before Complaining

This post comes courtesy of my colleague. When I came back from a meeting last week, she was sitting disconsolately in her cubicle. Working on a website for a committee, she’d been asked to make some modifications, changes she didn’t know how to do. She was sure that, even if she could learn how to do this, the process would take a long time.  She was one unhappy librarian.

Thirty minutes later, she appeared in my office.

“How’s it going?” I asked.

She gave a sheepish grin. “It’s done.” She had looked up how to do it and completed the project in less time than she’d spent complaining about it.

It was, we agreed, a good lesson. So I’m sharing it.

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