Is it daily, weekly, or monthly? How often do you play the blame game? To what extent do you shift responsibility for X, Y, or Z from your shoulders to those of another person?
Of course, you might be screaming at the screen right now, attempting to justify why ‘whatever’ is ‘his’ or ‘her’ fault. And by doing so, your answer to the question ‘How often do you play the blame game?’ is perhaps ‘I never stop’.
Taking responsibilities, at least for our responses and attitudes towards things upsetting us or being less than we would like, is a powerful action.
Nobody cares about our rants and raves concerning who does this or that. Think about it, how often do you play the blame game then become more frustrated when people fail to take your side or give you the comfort you feel you deserve as the victim?
On the contrary, when folk see us stepping forward to take charge of situations, even or especially those not of our making, we are modelling a proactive behaviour.
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Brian Groves DipM FCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.
As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.
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