Ownership or Blame?

“Responsibility starts with the willingness to deal with a situation from and with the point of view, whether at the moment realized or not, that you are the source of what you are, what you do, and what you have.”
~ Werner Erhard

You have two choices when the going gets tough.  You can blame someone or take responsibility.

Blaming someone or something, while valid occasionally, does little to improve your situation.

Taking the blame allows you to assess and improve the situation.

Mostly, it comes down to the type of attitude you have towards challenges.  Are you willing to say, “Yep, that happened because of my actions.  How can we move past this?”  Or are you one of those who says, “This happened because one of my co-workers wasn’t doing their job!”

Which do you think is a happier person?  Who do you think gets along better with coworkers?  Who do you think is going to advance in their career faster?

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