Taking Personal Responsibility

by | Aug 13, 2014

There is a great quote that goes something like this “whatever you achieve in this life is all your fault, what would you be happy to take the blame for?” I’m not sure who said it but it’s brilliant.

Let’s face it, footballers blame the referee, students blame their teachers, the old blame the young, employees blame their bosses, criminals blame society, the people blame the government and so on and so on. Every day, every week and every month we waste enormous amounts of time and energy blaming others leaving little or nothing left for personal growth and development.

Only when you accept personal responsibility for your attitudes, actions and subsequent outcomes can you really influence the way you want to live your life and design your future success. No one says it will be easy and most definitely events and circumstance outside of your control can have a negative impact on your emotions, but how you react in that situation is a matter of choice. Eleanor Roosevelt said “no one can make you feel inferior without your consent” No one can make you feel anything unless you choose to let them, personal responsibility, your ability to respond to circumstance is a choice you make, no one can steal or take it away from you.

So I’ll ask again ”whatever you achieve in this life is all your fault, what would you be happy to take the blame for?”

To find out more about taking personal responsibility talk to Mark Tonks at LMI-UK

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