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High-performance, highly successful people take total responsibility for every outcome in their lives.
Look, you need to take responsibility for all results. High-performance, highly successful people take total responsibility for every outcome in their lives. They never make excuses – they look to themselves as the cause of situations. They don’t blame other people or other things.
Go to a golf course and watch guys swing their driver, hit the ball and watch it slice off to the side, and they immediately look at their club as if something is wrong with the driver. There’s nothing wrong with the club folks; there’s something wrong the technique! You can’t change the club, but you can change your swing.
The only things which you can control are those for which you claim responsibility. If it’s someone else’s fault, then you are out of control. I’m not out of control in my life. If I were, I’d be a victim. Every sale that I’ve missed was my fault. Every customer complaint, every unsatisfied customer I’ve had was about me, not them. Every cold I’ve ever gotten was created by me – I was either stressed out, wasn’t eating healthy, or was traveling too much. I don’t catch colds, I create them.
Some of you are saying, “Hey, bad things happen to people all the time.” Not to me. That’s not my reality or universe. If that’s not your world, it doesn’t make me wrong. Every car accident I’ve been in when the police said someone else was at fault, I created it – I was responsible. You might be thinking that I’m getting carried away. I mean, if someone drops a bomb on a city, whose fault was it? We all create that somehow. We authorized someone, who authorized someone, to create a bomb.
I’ve been robbed twice in my life and almost killed once. I caused both of those situations. There are no victims, only creators. Once you understand this, you’ll be on your way to massive success. The one thing that keeps people from having happiness and success in their lives is a lack of responsibility. Everything that happens to you is because of you. Quit passing it off.
Maybe you have a company and keep complaining about how your employees are unproductive. Why don’t you track what is going on and do something to fix it? As an owner or manager, you are responsible if your team is not being productive. I’m always in a position of, how I can solve the problem? You either have no control or good control. Most salespeople spend their whole careers blaming their poor sales performance on customers. If you are the problem, you can also be the solution. If you’re not the problem, how can you be the solution? If someone else is to blame, then you are a victim.
If you don’t earn enough money, whose fault is that? You can do something about it! Take control of your finances today. If you don’t, your financial situation will remain your fault … I promise.
Be obsessed or be average.
is an International Sales Training Expert and NY Times Best Selling Author, whose books and programs have positively affected hundreds of thousands of people and organizations worldwide. A regular contributor on Fox & Friends, Grant has also been covered on CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and over 700 radio shows nationwide. His unique, common-sense approach along with his humor, wit and infectious energy allow him to connect with any audience giving him the title of the “Entrepreneur of the 21st Century.” Find more info, purchase Grant’s books and learn about his live events and virtual online training program at GrantCardone.com
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