Dr. Ray McKinley states we need to “stop blaming and start taking personal responsibility for the sake of future relationships and creating a culture of self-respect.”
Blame is everywhere – Blame emanates from the media, music, schools, and social media. Yes, it’s easier to blame than to take personal responsibility; however, three fingers point back at you when you point at others. When tempted to blame, ask yourself, “What do I have control over?” and “How else can I respond?”
Viktor Frankl, an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor, psychiatrist, and author of a New York Times best-seller, Man’s Search for Meaning said, “The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last, and greatest, of one’s freedoms, is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”
Blame results in a lack of self-respect and victimhood and poisons future relationships. On the other hand, with personal responsibility, you reveal tolerance, grace, and forgiveness that results in experiences of confidence and self-esteem, which ensues with trust and respect from others.
To remember – Great leaders take personal responsibility for everything that happens in their domain, resulting in a positive effect on their family or organization.
The BIG Question is – In what ways will you ditch the blame, take personal responsibility, and begin to transform your relationships?
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