It is my observation that individuals who do not take responsibility, tend to have been in positions in their lives for which little responsibility has been required.
Blame is something generally heaped on others whereas responsibility is something generally heaped upon oneself. Blame is about dumping. Responsibility is about seizing. Blame is about taking care of oneself. Responsibility is about taking care of others. Blame is selfish. Responsibility is selfless.
I have to say I am getting a bit weary of our President pointing the finger of blame. Everyone knows that all the problems of America are not his fault. Even if he didn’t remind us at every bend in the road.
Do you think the President’s focus on blame is a function of his past? A past in which he has had to take little responsibility?
One of the big knocks on him during his campaign was his inexperience and how that might affect his ability to lead. I think for the President, the first step in his quest to become a great leader is to yank the reins of responsibility.
The job’s not easy. But didn’t anyone tell him that when he campaigned like a bad assed champion to get it? When it comes to great leadership nobody cares who caused the problems. They only care about the person willing to take responsibility, the person who will seize responsibility and get ‘em fixed.
…From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” Luke 12:48 (NIV)
Or if that does not compute, two words: Man Up!