The Blame Game

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Motivational Power Quote


The Blame Game   

"A man may fall many times but be won't he won't

be a failure until he says someone pushed him."

Elmer G. Letterman, author   


As I see it. . . . . . . .

The blame game  

If a person doesn't stumble and fall in life they are not pushing themselves or try hard enough.  

At one time or another we all trip, stumble, fall and fail. Each one of them is mile markers along the side of the road and the tolls we pay on our success journey.  

We would like to think about our success journey as being an expressway with no tolls. In reality our success journey is a toll road and there is a price paid to become successful. Each toll that we pay moves us closer to our goals.  

Success will come as a result of being resilient and through our persistence, not in never having experienced a setback or a failure.  

The only real failure in life comes in quitting and in blaming others for our conditions.  

Successful people take the personal responsibility for the conditions that you find yourself in today and the responsibility to change the conditions to create the desired outcome.   

Blaming others for our conditions is a total waste of time and energy. It will not have any positive results and becomes a sentence to average. Taking responsibility is the fuel to change the conditions in your life and change the results that you have been getting.  

The blame game is a losing proposition that no one comes out as a winner. Take control of your life, take responsibility for your future and be willing to pay the tolls to get you the desired outcome.  

©2011 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author


Comments (9)

Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

This reminds me of JR Hildebrand; the runner up in the 2011 Indy 500...hit the wall with about 1/2 turn left in the race...blamed no one but himself.  The press said he will be remembers not by the result of the 500 but how he handled the result...

Jun 02, 2011 02:03 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hi Lou, "the buck stops here" - taking the responsibility will trigger action, playing the blame game doesn't get nothing accomplished.

Jun 02, 2011 02:16 PM
Ted Tyrrell
RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton) - Victoria, BC
Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria

Lou, as a special education teacher for 34 years, I used to practically "encourage" my students to fall. You learn so much better from your mistakes. Those mistakes are rarely repeated. And there's no one to blame but yourself.

Jun 02, 2011 02:57 PM
Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS
ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group - Worcester, MA
'Helping You Make the Best Move"


So true, you do learn from your mistakes.

Thank you for another motivational post.

Jun 02, 2011 03:12 PM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO


Blaming someone is not a solution.  It just creates more problems!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Jun 02, 2011 04:35 PM
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

A very annoying habit I see in many people. . is the one on the mirror people! 

Jun 02, 2011 11:42 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The final admission of "failure" is simply blaming someone else for it! Enjoy the day!

Jun 03, 2011 01:14 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I remember what Brian Buffini had mentioned about setback---- something like.


Dissect the setback to find out what's the reason....blaming someone? does it help? not sure.

Jun 03, 2011 06:16 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

The "victim" mentality.. all my failures are someone else's fault.. :(

Jun 03, 2011 02:16 PM

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