Playing the Blame Game?

Posted On December 25, 2007 | Written by Emmanuel Oluwatosin

The Universe doesn’t owe us anything. Yet, there are many people who believe they should be handed a – forget silver – platinum platter with a fabulous life, brimming over with [tag]wealth[/tag] and [tag]success[/tag], without having to do anything. I believe now is the time to wake up and smell the coffee, folks. There’s no nice, easy way to say this. And chances are if you don’t already know the truth, you’re not going to like it. So, here is the absolute truth:

You get what you give. You reap what you sow. And the only person to blame for your past, present and future success or failure, joy or unhappiness is YOU.

We all know about the ‘Blame Game‘. Most of us have played it at one time or another. Some are even playing it right now. There are some people who could win a gold medal in the Olympics if the ‘[tag]Blame Game[/tag]’ was an event. You know them if you are not one of them. You see them every day. There are everywhere around you. They always have the reason to blame someone else for their misfortune. Their lack of success is never their fault. The person who causes misery or failure is always someone else.

If they didn’t get the great job, it’s not because they did or didn’t do anything. It’s the interviewer’s fault. They were out to get them. The Fs they got in school are because the lecturers didn’t like their face… The bank re-possessed their house or car? Not their fault. How can they be expected to make all of those payments on time? The loan officer at the bank is out to get them.

If the relationship didn’t work out, it’s not their fault. It’s the other person’s fault. The other person was just using them. They had nothing to do with it. I don’t mean to say that we can control everything that happens to us. There are terrible crimes – mugging, rape, assault, murder, etc. – committed every day. These horrible events are completely beyond our control. But if you need to achieve anything in life, you need to accept responsibility for your action.

Well, it’s all said and done, we are the reason for our successes and failures. It’s time for everyone to take responsibility for their lives, no matter the condition. As you step into the new year, choose to accept responsibility for your failure and /or success and learn from it.

Compliments of the season!

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