Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Secret 2: Take Responsibility

Truly successful people take responsibility for things that happen in their lives - good and bad. Stop making excuses today.

When something goes wrong in your life, take responsibility. Accept and learn from what you’ve done to get yourself there and move on better from the experience.

If you’ve been passed over for the promotion you thought you deserved – take responsibility. If someone stole from you – take responsibility.

If you’re not the weight you would like to be – take responsibility. You’re the one not pushing yourself to go to the gym or not eating correctly. It’s not because you don’t have an exercise buddy or because it costs too much to exercise or because you don’t have time. It’s your willpower you need to concentrate on, not making excuses – take responsibility.

If you didn’t get that promotion – it’s because you didn’t show that you add value to your organization to the correct people. Don’t fall into the trap of blaming your boss “they don’t like me” or “they have a grudge against me”. You’re in charge of your life, if you aren’t appreciated and you think you’ve done all you can, you always have the option to take yourself somewhere else – take responsibility.

If someone stole from you – yes, they’re not a great person, however did you put them in a position where they could steal from you? Did you employ them, or leave your bag somewhere you shouldn’t – take responsibility.

You learn nothing if you use the excuse or play the blame game. Take responsibility, learn from the situation and move on a better person.

"I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse."
Florence Nightingale

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