Stop the blame game
There are so many times when we hear excuses about why people fail. Why we ourselves fail. The market has changed. I have been under the weather. I wasn’t treated fairly. The other agent told false stories about me.
There are tons of excuses for why we don’t achieve our goals, some real, some created or magnified in our minds. We could play the blame game all day long, but does it get us anywhere? Placing blame only only puts us into a cycle of negativity.
Daily, hourly, things happen in our lives that are in large part beyond our control. Sometimes they suck- be it the death of a loved one, a tragic car accident, the loss of a job, a serious health issue. We can’t always change our circumstances, but we can change how we deal with them.
We have no one to blame for our emotions but ourselves. Have you ever felt like you had a huge weight sitting on your shoulders? A big fat hand holding you down? If you looked in the mirror closely, you might realize that the hand belongs to you. The only person who can truly hold you back is YOU.
Failures happen. Setbacks happen. People do and say nasty things, sometimes purposefully in an attempt to hold us back.
If we adjust how we deal with our circumstances, we clear the obstacle course for ourselves, removing the hurdles to our success.