@Big Dubya via flickr
It’s all my fault.
Play with that phrase a little bit…and expand it. What if you considered everything in life to be your fault?
That person who t-boned your car in the intersection last week? Your fault.
The ice that you slipped and fell on that caused you to break your leg? Your fault.
The power outage that cost you to lose two hours worth of work? Your fault.
The “it’s not you, it’s me” break-up? Definitely your fault.
When you approach your life from a perspective of your fault, you approach it from a perspective of responsibility which can manifest empowerment.
What’s crazier: considering everything that happens to you to be your fault or to be so wrapped up in your own sense of victimization that you are essentially powerless? Because if it’s not your fault, it’s someone else’s: someone else is responsible for you getting the award, the recognition, the commendation, the promotion.
Fault isn’t a bad thing. Make more things your fault and see what happens.
PS: If you’ve read this far and think that this is about blaming, you’ve missed the point.