[1-Minute Leadership Wisdom] Do you blame or take responsibility for how you feel?Jul 13, 2023
When I first heard the term radical responsibility - for ourselves - I squirmed a bit inside.
Does that mean I can’t blame others and the circumstances for how I feel?
Don’t get me wrong…I’m also being influenced by the “good” or “bad” happening around me or in my life. I just don’t let those take my life over!
Be it “difficult” people, things not going my way, unexpected bills, a project failing, not getting the deal, being criticised harshly …you name it.
They don’t ruin whole days or weeks
Because it’s ME in charge for how I feel and how much I let things around me affect me. This is not about closing off and pretending that I’m above everything, it’s rather about being aware of my power over my own life - not people or circumstances but rather how I respond to stuff happening.
And I’m not handing over my personal power over to people or circumstances anymore.
Immensely empowering and crucial for any excellent leader.