“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” ~Dr. Robert Anthony, Beyond Positive Thinking
It wasn’t my fault …. She made me do it …. I was raised by dysfunctional parents …. Someone gave me bad advice …. The dog ate my homework.
When we make a mess of things or miss the mark, it’s tempting to reach for an easy excuse. We might try to save face by placing the blame on someone else — or outside circumstances — even when we know, deep down, that we were responsible for our own mistakes.
In today’s quote, psychologist Robert Anthony shines a light on the blame game. He reminds us that we lose an opportunity to improve and grow when we refuse to hold ourselves accountable. ~CL