Nothing is easier in life than to blame the other guy when we encounter problems. That’s because it takes real courage and integrity to look inward and take responsibility for all of the troubles that are a direct result of our own making. When we take ownership for every decision we make in life, we become powerful in the eyes of others. It also earns us trust and breeds opportunities.
The bottom line: Personal responsibility builds character and begets self-respect. Those who reject it cede control of their lives to others and, as a result, are destined for failure.
Photo Credit: NYCMarines (Official Marine Corps photo by: Cpl. Patrick Fleischman)