One of the many perks of my job is posting to social media. Much of the postage is fairly workish, but this one kind of grabbed me, so you get to read it too: 10 Resolutions the Most Successful People Make, and then Keep.
My favorite one is #9: Resolve to be the creator.
What is the outcome you want? What stands in your way? How do you
overcome these obstacles? These three simple questions will keep you
from being victimized by any situation.
Creators change the world.
Victims just bitch about stuff.
We all have our own bucket of crap to carry around 24/7. Yours may feel lighter on some days and quite unmanageably heavy on others. Sometimes it's OK to just acknowledge that a situation sucks and nothing can be done about it. That's different from plain old bitching. Bitching is having a pity party for yourself. If you want to have one, fine, but don't have it around me unless you're at least willing to start thinking your way past it. You'll get farther trying to find a way forward than focusing on how heavy your crap bucket is.
OK, soapbox put away. Now here's a big hug, and I love you, and go get 'em, Hot Shot!
Happy New Year! May your bucket of crap seem as light as a feather to you in 2013.