The Blame Lens

When things aren’t going so well, one of the easiest things we can do is start to blame.

We blame our employers, families, customers, friends; even the weather and the economy sometimes.

But the truth of the matter is that when we give in to blame, meaning, when we allow ourselves to accept it as true, then in that moment we also give up our power to change things. We become stuck.

On the contrary, blame can be transformed into something very positive, powerful, and meaningful if we are willing to reverse the blame lens and look inward: “Is this my fault? What choices did I make that permitted this to arise? What could I have done differently to prevent or alter this?”

When we do that, we dissolve blame, and we begin to transform into something else: choice.

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