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W.I.N. Wednesday: What piece of this do I own?

"I am not a product of my circumstances.  I am a product of my decisions."

Stephen R. Covey

It is easy to blame circumstances when things do not turn out the way you wanted. It is easy to blame your boss, the economy, your co-workers, your genes, your teachers, your parents, your spouse and anyone else you can think of.

Grow is not about blame. It is about responsibility. Who is responsible? You are. Stand up, and own up. Ask yourself, “What piece of this do I own?”

"I can be changed by what happens to me.  But I refuse to be reduced by it."

Maya Angelou

Change is inevitable; growth is optional. It is only when you accept responsibility for your circumstance and the choices and decisions you make that you can learn, grow and move forward.

We all get caught up in the blame game once in a while. They key is to recognize it and get out of it.

I have written about this before and will write about it again. The news (which I no longer watch) seems to give a lot of airtime to people who refuse to accept responsibility for the decisions and choices they make and their children make. They are always looking for someone else to blame when they should look in the mirror, as we all should. 

What’s Important Now? Stand up, own up, man up / woman up, learn, grow and move forward better off for the experience.

Take care.

Brian Willis


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