3 Pat Summitt Quotes On How To Take Responsibility For Your Actions

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Success starts with taking responsibility for our actions. Successful people take responsibility for their actions. They don’t blame people. They blame themselves. So, if you want to change things that are not working for you, if you want to really fix the mess that you have created in your life, take responsibility. Hold yourself accountable for what you have done to yourself and the people around you.

There is power in taking responsibility for your actions. It gives you control over your life. But if you blame other people for what you have done to yourself, you are giving your power away. You are telling them ‘to control you.’ You are telling them to help you fix your problems. Look, if they manage to help you, who do you think will be the master? To be your own master, to control your life, take responsibility to fix your own mess. Don’t give the key to your life to anyone. No matter what, hold on to it.

Let us see what Pat Summitt says about the art of taking responsibility:

Accountability is the essential to personal growth, as well as team growth. How can you improve if you are never wrong? If you don’t admit a mistake and take responsibility for it, you are bound to make the same mistake again.”- Pat Summitt, coach

To grow in life, in your career, in your relationships with good people, you MUST learn how to say, “I am sorry.” This is the issue with lots of people, including myself. If you make a mistake, admit it. Don’t try to defend yourself. If you do, you are making the situation worse for yourself, because the person you are dealing with is not going to be happy with you. In order to avoid that, you must be very good at admitting a mistake. That is the only way out of trouble. It is not easy to do. Learn how to say ‘you are sorry.’ Practice it. Make it a habit, and you will overcome it.

“If you don’t want responsibility, don’t sit in the big chair. To be successful, you must accept full responsibility.”- Pat Summitt, coach

If you want to achieve success in life, you MUST learn how to take responsibility. No one will take it for you. Responsibility is holding yourself accountable for your failures and successes. It means you are responsibility for your life. It means you are answerable to yourself. It means you are the one who is in control of your life. If you want to do great things, learn how to take responsibility.

“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.”- Pat Summitt, coach

When you take responsibility for your actions, it means you are the OWNER of your life. It means you are in control of your life. It means you are the one driving your life. It means you are ready to take the rough rough road to success. A sense of ownership is what you need to succeed in life. Whatever you do, own it.


Stay In Your Lane

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Your path to success is yours only. When you stay in your lane, when you stay in your path to success, you will travel faster than when you stay in other people’s lane. Stay in your lane.

The road to success is unique. They are not the same. They are different. That is why it is so dangerous to imitate people. Before you imitate someone, try to understand where they are coming from. In doing so, you will better understand their unique circumstances.

When you stay in your lane, it enables you focus on what is important to your personal and professional development. When you stay in your lane, there is no obstruction, there is no distraction, there is no one to talk you out of your dream. You are alone, but it does not mean you are lonely. When you stay in your lane, it gives you the time you needed to think, plan, execute, and reflect. But if you are stuck in other people’s lane, you will never discover your true self, because you have spent your entire life chasing people’s dreams.

Just because you are in your lane does not mean you are not doing well in life. It means you are pursuing your own dreams. Just because you are in your own lane does not mean that you are lost. It means you are controlling your life. If you control your path to success, you control your life. According to this quote, “Just because your path is different doesn’t mean you’re lost.” You are not lost. You are pursuing your passion. Keep doing that. You will never go wrong when you do your own things.

No matter what, always stay in your lane.