This post is a bit of a rant for me, as it constantly annoys me when I see the vast number of people who cannot take personal responsibility for what they are doing.

Look at any number of situations and I’m sure you’ll agree or will have at least seen this in action.

People make decisions – then find out it was a wrong decision – so what happens? They blame someone or something.

People enter competitions – then don’t win – so what happens? They blame someone or some circumstance.

People make investments – they lose money – so what happens? They blame someone or the advice or the system they were following.

There’s a common denominator here – most people look to blame something external to themselves.

The real problem is that most people don’t take responsibility for themselves and therefore spend the rest of their life blaming others.

Well, I take responsibility for what I do, say or how others see me. If I fail, lose or am out-of-pocket – so what. I learn from it and move on.

At least I don’t carry the heavy burden of others on my shoulder – helps me stand tall.

End of rant.

“Murray Priestley has 25 years of commercial and asset management experience having served in board, CEO and senior executive positions with a number of global public and private companies.”