Stop Playing the Blame Game

by Mark Victor Hansen

The only person to blame for the life you have today is the person you see in the mirror every morning.

We all know about the “Blame Game.” Most of us have played it at one time or another. There are some people who could win a gold medal in the Olympics if the “Blame Game” was an event.

You know them. You see them every day. 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 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…the bank…God 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.

And I’m not saying 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 those are not things I’m referring to.

When 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.


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