Personal Accountability & Ownership

“The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.” – Steve Maraboli

This week’s message will feel a little more ‘biting’ than usual, but it’s not meant to be an indictment of any one person, team, or group.  For some reason lately the topic of ‘personal accountability’ has been top of mind for me lately.  It is a growing trend I feel taking place in our society in general.  Sometimes it seems as if we (the generic “we”) are much quicker to point the finger at others, while unwilling to point the mirror back on ourselves. 

“Governments are to blame!”  “No, it’s our political parties.”  “Wait, let’s blame those greedy corporations!”  “Or maybe we should just blame the rich?”  See what I mean?  And I haven’t even scratched the surface on this.  Continue reading