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.


5 Reasons Why You Should Not Take Failure Personal

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Successful people know how to fail, and they are comfortable with failure. They don’t see failure as the end of the road. They see failure as the beginning of the journey. Failure is not really failure; it is a temporary stop. J. K. Rowling says, “Failure is inevitable, make it a strength.”

When you fail at something, don’t take it as the end of the road for you. Take it as the beginning of the road. Take it as a strength, according to Rowling. You should not take failure personal. It is a way of life. If you want to succeed, you must be comfortable with failure. Successful people know this well.

Do not take failure personal for the following reasons:

1) Failure is a part of life. You cannot succeed in life without failing first. If you want to be successful, you must be comfortable with failure. You must embrace failure. You must see failure as a step forward, not a final stop. As Dell Crossword put it, “Success is not permanent, neither is failure.”

2) You fail to succeed. Failure means growth. It means you are trying to get things done. It means you are experimenting. It means you are taking risks. It means you are not comfortable in your comfort zone. When you fail, don’t beat yourself up. Take it as a way forward. Celebrate it. Embrace it. Peter Drucker said, “Wherever there is success, there has to be failure.” Failure and success are inseparable. You cannot succeed without first making lots of mistakes. It is acceptable, but don’t make it a habit.

3) Failure shows you the right way forward. When you fail at something, it means you are making progress. Failure is not failure; it is your teacher. Failure teaches you the way forward. It teaches you to work harder. It forces you to take a different direction. It forces you to think differently. If you want to succeed, failure is the way.

4) Failure makes you stronger. Success is built on failure. Failure is what we don’t like to talk about, because we don’t celebrate failure; we celebrate success. Failure makes you stronger, not weaker. It shows you your strengths and weaknesses. Remember, failure is not permanent. Don’t make it permanent.

5) Failure is not permanent. Failure is not permanent. It is a temporary defeat. Marilyn Von Savan said, “Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” If you give up, it becomes permanent. But if you keep trying, regardless of the results, you will succeed.

Finally, failure is when you stop pursuing your dreams. If you continue to pursue your dreams, regardless of how many times you have failed, you are not a failure. It just makes you a stronger person. C. S. Lewis said, “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.