Have you ever found yourself blame shifting or finger pointing when trying to get to the root of the problem or discover why things are not the way you think they should be? Do you find the answer? What or who is the problem and what do you think is the solution?
It is easy to say things like; the devil made me do it, my friends don’t support me, my manager is unfair, my clients don’t listen or why is God doing this to me. All these statements shift the blame off of you and onto someone else. You should be saying, “if it is to be, it is up to me.” When you blame shift you give your power away. All of these things could be perfectly true, but what are you going to do about it?
Evil will always be there to tempt you, managers will always be tough, not everyone in your life is going to support you and bad things are going to happen while you are on your path to success. What actions can you take to gain some control over the outcome? If you fail do you really want it to be because of someone else’s power over your life.
Take responsibility for being scared, lazy, ignorant, tired, confused, or whatever other thing that hold you back. Face it, you are the reason so own it and conquer it. The good news is the only thing you have control over is you. You can become brave, wise, strong and discerning. You can’t control clients, bosses, evil, God, or any outside forces. You can be successful when you identify what you have done wrong and work to correct it. Do not take the easy way out and blame others. Learn to correct yourself. We all falter and we must all do what it takes to prevail. When we do, we put ourselves in a position to eliminate the problem.
Ask for the power to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can and the wisdom to know the difference.
Being accountable…Now That’s Presidential!