Today I would like to go off topic a bit. We can get back to the book tomorrow. I want to talk about accountability. One of the most misused and forgotten qualities in the world today. For some reason, people have become scared to admit to being wrong and they have also become scared to admit that they made a mistake. And worse than that, instead of admitting to the mistake, they like to point fingers. We live in a world where the masses want to take credit for the good things that happen, but then want to point fingers, place blame, and actually lie and deceive to push the blame on someone else when bad things happen.
The definition of accountability is “the act or condition of being responsible.”
What does that mean? If you made a mistake, who the freak cares? Just admit to it. As I have said before, if my child does something they shouldn’t do, and then doesn’t have the courage, the decency, and the self-respect to admit to doing it, their ass is grass. I DO NOT tolerate that behavior in my home. Let me just get in your face a little bit here. You CAN NOT maximize your leadership potential if you can’t admit to fault. You CAN NOT be the best spouse you can possibly be if you can’t admit to fault. You CAN NOT be who you want to be spiritually if you can’t admit to fault. And the list goes on.
I want to set a hard core challenge to all of you that read this blog this morning. Start to take full responsibility for your life. Start to take full responsibility for the good and bad things that happen. Always point the finger at yourself instead of pointing it at someone else. Those who lead people every day, your employees are watching. Those that are parents, your children are watching. Those that have religions, you know who is watching. You CAN NOT become the best version of yourself playing the blame game. It is impossible!
Holding yourself accountable will set you free!
Blame game is for the birds, Cram