: One of our biggest problems is that we don’t like to fail and, more importantly, we don’t like to be seen to fail.
The problem with that train of thought, however, is that we then tend to set ourselves a goal but at the same time we create an excuse to keep as a ‘spare card’ we can use so that if we don’t succeed, we can blame something or somebody else.
However, the more personal responsibility we take, the more in control we are and the more control we have, the more likely we will reach our goal as there will be no excuses to fall back on if we fail.
Therefore, taking responsibility for our actions equals success.
It also makes us feel good about ourselves and rids us of negative personality traits such as anger, fear, resentment, hostility and doubt.