That is the answer.

However, it is hard to come by.

Blame on the other hand...not so much.

It is easy to sit there and complain about why you didn’t get the promotion, why you didn’t make it to the big leagues, why your business is failing, why you haven’t reached your goal weight…

It is also easy to sit there and cast stones.

“I didn’t make the team because of politics.”

Yeah, maybe. 

But did you take politics out of the equation?

Did you take advantage of the opportunity in tryouts to not even give them the option?


Politics in sports can only go so far because if you truly took the opportunity to outwork every single person that was trying out, you would have given them no choice but to choose you.

Take Michael Jordan for example. Ninth grade, varsity tryouts, got cut. Went home, cried, wanted to quit. We all know the rest of that story.

He took accountability for where he was and worked for the opportunity to get to where he wanted to go.

“My business is failing because nobody will support me, not even my family.”

Is it because no one will support you or is it because your product or service doesn’t provide enough value to them?

OR, do they not realize the value that your product/service can provide to them because you aren’t marketing properly.

It is not the consumer’s fault your business is failing.

It is your fault.

And that is okay as long as you realize it.

If you continue to put your blinders on and blame everything that goes wrong in life on someone or something else, you will continue to lose. Every. Single. Time.

It is only when you start taking accountability, with everything, that you will begin to take steps in the right direction.

The more you do it, the more you will continue to grow and succeed.

If you have goals and dreams that you want to accomplish, I have one question for you…

What is it going to take for you to take full accountability?

Get after it!

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