If you want to find the reason for your lack of success, the mirror is a great start. ~Chad Howse
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It sucks, but every time I find myself in trouble, when business waivers or I’m not doing as good as I’d like to or if I simply read back to my goals and realize I’m just not where I aimed to be…
… I realize I’m responsible. (Read This: Man Up! Take Responsibility)
It’d be nice to be able to blame someone else, I’m sure. It’d mean the solution also isn’t looking back in the mirror, and the solution usually being more discipline, harder work, persisting for longer periods, and spending and investing more wisely.
But that’s not life, and the winner wants that responsibility on him, not on someone else.
I can control what I do, who I am, and what I give, to want to pass the buck to someone else is weak, it’s cowardly, and even if it’s in some way true, it’s useless.
No matter the situation, own everything.
Take ownership over every aspect of your life not merely to control every aspect, but to be able to create what you want from a given situation. Own your spending habits. Own your effort. Own the audacity of your goals. Own mistakes others make understanding that you just weren’t clear enough in your instructions.
Whatever your role may be, be it as father, husband, son, entrepreneur, writer, worker, employee, boss, own everything.
As society goes in the exact opposite direction, as we blame everyone else for our problems, for our starting point in life and our current situation, be a man and take responsibility instead of passing the buck like every coward does today, as they march and protest while good people work.
Don’t be a loser looking to place blame, be a winner always trying to find a way to take some blame because that means power.
Placing blame places someone else in the power position. It’s not only cowardly, it’s stupid.