Leaders vs followers

By Brian Tracy

“Followers see themselves as victims, and spend much of their energies rationalizing, justifying and explaining away their failure to make progress. The acceptance of complete responsibility is as essential to leadership as is courage.”

Take charge of your emotions

Make it the habit to continually repeat to yourself the words , ” I am responsible! “Whenever you feel angry or frustrated about some person or situation, immediately cancel this thought and feeling by saying ” I am responsible”

Emotionally, it is impossible to accept responsibility and to remain angry. When you accept responsibility, you relax and your mind clears. You become more focused and effective. When you take complete responsibility, like putting both hands on the wheel of your life, you feel in charge. You feel like a master of your destiny.