Tag: Blame

The Power of Choice

Far too many people take credit for the good in their lives and quickly find ways to blame someone else for the bad.

We also live in a culture that believes happiness is wrapped up in external circumstances and the environment in which they were born. The result promotes an if only mindset. If only the circumstances or environment were different, happiness could be found.

When we recognize that the quality of life is based on our choices, it influences the way we view and approach life.

To begin the life God designed for us requires us to live each day as a divinely given gift.

Dealing with Failure…

When leaders fail, trust and respect are lost. The task before leaders is learning how to regain what they lose.

Consider three negatives: 

  1. Do not try to ignore or deny failure. 
  2. Do not attempt to cover up the failure.
  3. Never blame someone else for it.

Instead, four positives are needed: 

  1. Admit the failure. 
  2. Specify the failure. 
  3. Ask for forgiveness.
  4. Give a step by step plan for overcoming the failure.

More could be considered, but a simple upfront approach is where healing begins.