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.