The definition of success is not a hard and fast rule; there is no right or wrong – however, being in integrity with how you define success allows you to make conscience choices regarding external conditions.
Whenever I am angry I ask myself this question, “What is it I do not want to be responsible for right now?” In the privacy of my mind, I go exploring, willing for an answer to emerge even it the answer implicates me.
The last group I worked with was so excited about their Accountability education and subsequent insights they wanted to overtake the world with their newly found personal power. That can be so annoying!
The ownership approach to the blame game is a great way to stop it. Jump in and own something! Do you really care who is to blame? If you don’t jam a lever in the flywheel that is spinning off all the dumb, time wasting finger pointing and say “I’ll own moving this forward by taking something on,” you are part of the problem.
At the start of every project it’s critical to know who has packed Accountability for the trip. If “we all did” that usually means none of us did. “I thought you had the accountability, I thought you did!”
When we conduct our Mindset of Accountability Assessment, there is an important and vital mindset measure that answered truthfully delivers unspeakable power to you and your life.
Item #5 I am totally responsible for my success at work [life].
Think about it. Are you totally responsible for success in your life or do you just think you are?
Naming your competence is an incredibly important exercise for every professional. Most work places want you to be competent and have confidence in yourself. It is the most immediate reflection of the business. Every one of us has competence in something(s) and it is vital to be personally accountable for naming your competencies.