Taking Responsibility For Your Work And Actions
Kids rarely understand the consequences of their actions. They don’t yet grasp that their actions can have lasting implications. Even as we grow older we can sometimes forget that what we do may impact how our lives change down the line. Sure there’s something to be said for having fun and not over thinking things too much, kids will be kids after all. But as Jamie Foxx points out in this quote, at some point you have to start taking responsibility for your choices.
Stop blaming others
Some people, no matter their age, have a habit of blaming others for the things that go wrong in their own lives. Whether it’s not getting a promotion, missing out on a bonus or not feeling fulfilled in their work, these people are too willing to decide that it’s the fault of someone else. This is no way to get ahead at work. At some point you have to take responsibility for what you do. That means taking a long hard look at yourself in the mirror.
Once you start to take responsibility for your work and your choices, you can start to learn from them. You’ll start making better choices, and the great part is, when you succeed, you get to take responsibility for that as well.