Blaming other people and external circumstances robs you of your personal power. It gets you caged in a victim mindset. It strips you of the energy and vitality needed to make progress.
The more we blame, the more we reinforce our laziness and procrastination habits, degrading our intrinsic motivation and our drive to persist.
Don’t let blame make you a victim, don’t let it make you powerless. Instead, take absolute responsibility for your choices and your actions. No excuses, no pity parties, no justifications.
Dave Ramsey once wrote, “It’s easy to blame others for your situation. It’s much more productive to search your own past and find what caused your faults.”
If you want to live the life of your dreams and cultivate the virtue of courage in its purest form, you must distance away from blame. You must walk on the path of extreme ownership, no matter what happens.