July 13, 2004

Good morning Team,

The coaches challenge this week is to try not to complain. A good way to start is to try observing when you do complain. It’s difficult to not do something if we’re not even aware that we do it in the first place! So, on this first day, try to see when you are complaining. Observe what triggers this and what kind of situation you’re in. Then, try stopping. You may find yourself in mid-sentence, complaining about someone else. Just try stopping the words. You may find that you become more aware of this and are able to see when the complaining thought enters your mind. Try seeing it and letting it go by. There’s really no need to express it.

I often find that I complain the most when I’m unhappy about something I’ve done or I feel unjustly treated by someone else. I also notice that I never feel good when I’m complaining.

See what you can observe about this and let me know. I’d like to find out what you see as well.

Have a great week!


Kathleen Doyle
Scout Search & Pathfinders Coaching
2839 NE Hoyt St. Portland, OR 97232
+1 503 296-9249 www.scoutsearch.net

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