Blame vs. Responsibility

Blame is easy. It was someone else’s fault. They should have told me. They should have done things differently. It is their fault that I am in this situation. It is their fault that my child ended up doing that. It is someone’s else’s fault and I have stories to prove it.

Responsibility is hard. I failed. It was wrong. I handled that situation poorly.

Blame makes us a victim. There is nothing I can do to change anything.

Responsibility puts us in charge. I need to do things differently.

Responsibility is hard. I will need to change the words I use. I will need to change my attitude. I will need to change my actions. I will need to change.

For many people I know the biggest journey they need to make is from blame to responsibility. It will not be easy but accepting responsibility gives us the keys to a better future.

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