TiAT- Take 100% Responsibility
Take 100% Responsibility
I’ve made plenty mistakes in my life. I know a whole lot more will come as I continue to live and learn. That’s life, right?! No one’s perfect. We’ve all heard that. That’s everyone’s cliche when they make a mistake and no longer want to defend it. Well, I’m admitting it now and forever, because it cannot be a stumbling block moving forward.
This is an easy one for those who don’t like to read.
For any leader in any capacity, take 100% responsibility. It’ll hurt your pride in the short term, but it’ll save you pain in the long term.
Making mistakes serves a great purpose. I understand that, but do you? This is from a person who hates to lose and make mistakes, so trust me it’s not something I like to admit. However, it’s part of the evolution of getting better and wiser.
How? For all my naysayers and Debbie downers. Lol!
Let’s breakdown why mistakes serve that purpose. Mistakes are the results based on specific actions stemmed from one’s decisions. Once we realize those particular decisions don’t yield a favorable return, we don’t make those mistakes anymore. That’s called taking 100% of responsibility. Otherwise, you’ll go insane.
Growing a business is not discussed as much as starting a business. Teaching leaders how to remain successful isn’t published as much as how to develop new leaders. The search for this knowledge is scarce, but it’s out there. One common theme you’ll find within their experience is to take 100% of the responsibility.
They all say take accountability for anything done wrong, because you can control all the decisions that led to that point. That’s called, “controlling the controllables.” Don’t pass the blame or point fingers. If you do that, you’re not finding the root cause to the problem which will lead to more mistakes and problems.
As stated in the video, those mistakes can be very costly within your organization. Businesses don’t get to throw the “I’m sorry” or “my bad” when bills are due. The consequences are very real, especially when there’s other people involved.
Learn from my mistakes. Take the responsibility and be great for you and your company. Stay humble and be blessed!
Be More. Do More. Live More.
I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.
Nathan A. Webster, MBA
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