Sunday 15 February 2015

You've got no-one to blame but yourself

This Sunday's sparkenation.

Almost every interview I see with a politician has them blaming the other side or someone on the cross bench for their own predicament. There was such a situation this week on Australian ABC TV until the interviewer Leigh Sales called a halt by saying "the public are sick and tired of this continual blaming of everyone else." Spot on Leigh.

It's easy when things aren't going according to plan to blame others. The hard and ultimately successful road to take is to accept responsibility and to be accountable regardless of what has happened in the past. This is leadership. Taking the easy, cheap shot path isn't leadership, it's abdication.

This week I watched this great TED talk by Yves Morieux.

In the talk Yves quotes the following very wise words from the CEO of Lego Jorgen Vig Knudstorp

“Blame is not for failure,

it is for failing to help or ask for help.”

If some things aren't going according to plan right now, or you're feeling stuck or shackled in your life and you've failed to help others or to ask for help, you've got no-one to blame but yourself.

Be remarkable.

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