Too many people often blame others for what’s not going right in their lives. Part of being a mature, responsible adult is knowing that when we make a decision in life, we are responsible for the outcome, not someone else.
Everything you are and ever will be is completely up to you. Because you have the freedom of choice, you are completely responsible for all your success/failure, your happiness/unhappiness and your present/future.
People who accept responsibility don’t let mistakes hold them back – they usually regard mistakes as learning experiences and opportunities for growth. They do not dwell on the mistake they made, rather look at the options to make things right.
Playing the blame game…
People can blame work, spouse, children and everything else for their life being stressful or unfulfilling. By blaming others, they do not realize they have the power within themselves to change their beliefs and attitudes to create a whole different life.
With having to accept responsibility, one feels they are admitting to being weak, powerless, or an opportunity to lose the respect of others. It may cause one to feel they will lose their sense of value and importance.
When we accept responsibility we are accepting the blame and also accepting the responsibility for making improvements in our lives. Accepting responsibility is a measure of one’s self-worth and the true sign of strength and courage. It will empower you to grow in ways that would bring you great rewards and accomplishments in your life. Accepting responsibility is a sign of personal growth and maturity. It is definitely not a sign of weakness.
Once you learn to take responsibility for your behaviour, words and actions, you will see the road that leads you to success in every area of your life.
“Never complain, never explain.” If you’re not happy with the situation, do something about it. If you’re not willing to do something about it, then don’t complain.” – Henry Ford ll