VIII - Own your Sh_t!
Own your sh_t is major. It’s accepting that you aren’t perfect and that you can fail, make mistakes and or make the wrong call. But passing the buck and blaming others is not an option. Take responsibility and accept the consequences. Whether good, bad or indiﬀerent. You’ll see that what you perceived as something catastrophic wasn’t all that bad. Yes, it could have been the wrong decision or a bad choice but taking responsibility allows for understanding and compassion. That’s why we have learning curves. It’s why leaders have advisors. It keeps us in check and pumps the breaks on decisions that could be dire. It also allows for transparency and dealing with others on the level.
IX - Stop blaming others or finding fault with them.
It is easy to blame others and find fault with them while not looking at ourselves and what role we contribute into the chaos. Why do you blame others or find fault with them? Because it’s easier to deflect than it is to reflect. We can easily see problems with others since that means we don’t have to admit our own fault nor deal with it. If you can say to yourself before assigning blame or finding fault, could someone be saying this about me or someone that I love, then maybe you wouldn’t be so quick to blame or find fault with or in others.
Are you ready for change? Are you willing to step into your greatness? Will you create the life that you’ve envisioned for yourself? Take the first step NOW!
About the Author
Damian A. Albarano has an educational background in Criminology, Sociology and Psychology. He founded Total Awareness Project as a culmination of his life's work. He attained the rank of black belt and has practiced martial arts for over thirty years. Additionally, he is a certified yoga teacher.
He has worked with individuals from all walks of life, faiths and cultural backgrounds with whom he has shared various experiences.
Three personal experiences that have shaped his human understanding were the death of his brother, his NYPD experience during the events of 9/11, and Superstorm Sandy, when he founded Survivors of Sandy to help alleviate the needs of those affected.
He has lived in New York City most of his life and now resides in New Jersey where he cares for and nurtures honey bees.