Take Responsibility

“Don’t waste time trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s okay to fail. If your not failing, you’re not growing.”–H. Stanley Judd

Because most of us grew up learning that failure was bad, it’s in our nature to try and cover up when we make mistakes. Think about the times as children we tried to cover up our mistakes. For many, that cover up continues today. Many people when making a mistake just keep moving forward without taking the time to learn from the mistake. Without learning from our mistakes, we’ll just continue to make the same mistakes. Other people will just give up so they don’t make any more mistakes. “Ninety percent of all those who fail are not actually defeated. They simply quit.”–Paul J. Meyer

Every mistake, challenge, or failure that you experience is a fork in the road. Which fork to take depends on your attitude. The road to success is paved with mistakes. The fastest way to achievement is to take responsibility for yourself and your mistakes. Michael Korda says, “Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility. In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility.”

When we accept responsibility, we take a step towards changing our perceptions of failure. We don’t make excuses or blame others. This is what builds character and allows us the freedom to learn from our mistakes. It allows us to improve and grow every day and stay on the path of success.

Take responsibility and make it an awesome day.

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