Have you ever found yourself blaming others for your lack of results? I used to blame my sales manager because I never got the good leads. I used to blame the economy, my family and negative relatives for my lack of results. There was one problem with my list. I wasn’t on it. When I started taking responsibility for my decisions, then everything started to change for me. That was over thirty-five years ago and it has been an incredible journey ever since.
Let me share a story to illustrate my point. A while back my son Joshua had a friend over for dinner. I will call him Joe. In a previous conversation with Joe, he mentioned how excited he was about his new job and he really loved it. At dinner I asked Joe how his new job was going. He said he got fired this week. To my surprise I asked him what happened? Joe’s response was, “I got fired because of my brother.” I said, “How is that possible?” Joe responded with, “I was always getting to work late because of him. He just wouldn’t get out of bed in time to drop me off.” I simply said, “I’m sorry to hear that.”
Who or what are you blaming for your lack of results?