Thursday, May 1, 2014
THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE NEVER SAY #4
4. “It’s not my fault.”
Another one I really like. And the flipside too-- take the blame. If you did it, own up to it. And if you're going to complain about it, sign your name to it or keep it to yourself.
I love the internet with it's host of hidden identities, people will say things on a message board they'd never say in public, well, I sign my name even on the internet. I have confrontations with people all the time, because I stand behind what I say. Grow up and do the same.
No one wants to work with a blame shifter. After all, it’s just a matter of time before this person eventually shifts the blame onto you. Take ownership of your mistakes instead of pointing out where others have fallen short. Admitting to a mistake shows character and the ability to learn and grow from problems. Pointing the finger at someone else strongly implies you’ll never truly learn from your errors.
Posted by Andy Fish at 12:00 AM