Where Winners LiveWhere Winners Live by Dave Porter and Linda Galindo is a book oriented towards sales professionals, but the issue it deals with is important (vital) to us all—personal responsibility.
Winners live in a mindset of 100 percent accountability. Accountability, say the authors is taking responsibility for the “success and failure of everything you do—for your choices, behaviors, and actions—before you know how it will turn out” (even if you’re working with someone else).
If you’re not living the personal responsibility mindset where winners live then you might be displaying what the authors call loser characteristics:
The Victim: If you live in a world where circumstances beyond your control dictate your success, you have no power.
The Finger-Pointer “owns” only the good. If it is good, I did it; if it is bad, you did it.
The Robbery Victim always blames someone else for undermining him, for getting something he deserved instead, or for scoring a win at her expense.
The Coulda-Woulda tries to take credit for what she didn’t earn by saying she easily could have, if only … (take your pick of excuses).
The Guess Man knows that there is no accountability without clarity. The more vague he is with his instructions, the easier it will be to blame someone else when the job doesn’t go well.
Where do you live?
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