Credit and Blame.

Credit and Blame.

“Take your life in your own hands and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.”

Erica Jong

I have had two very interesting exchanges with people recently, both cases were with people that were trying to convince me (which meant that they were trying to convince themselves), that they had no control around something in their lives.
Both examples were around work and focused on explaining why they had no power (or hope) that things could, or would, be different.

On the job, who is getting the glory, and who is taking the fall?
Both can wreak havoc on a team if some people are feeling like they aren’t getting the recognition that they should, for a job well done, OR that they are taking responsibility for something that they shouldn’t be.

It can be very freeing to feel like nothing can be done in a situation,
because that means you are free to tolerate (or even accept) the current state.
You can complain, become frustrated or angry, and feel quite confident in making your case for misery or angst.
There is something happening TO you, and you are an innocent victim of such circumstances.

The greatest tragedy in this is the fact that you have handed over your ownership and your POWER.
You can’t control external variables, but you can always control how you respond.

You have the power to determine how your process, and therefore how you experience, life.
Today, use that power.
You deserve to live a life that YOU create.


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