How often do we look inwards, at ourselves for our mistakes?If everything goes on fine, we will happily take the credit. But if anything goes wrong -- as it often does --we look outwards and pin the blame on others. If we have a bad mood, we blame it on the weather. If we are so angry about something, we even blame the hapless servant maid. "You know, I was fine till she spoiled my mood; she spent three full minutes talking to my wife and I lost my cool: is all that we say to a colleague, conveniently forgetting that the servant maid is a vital hog in the machine of our life, more so, in these days of the virus scare.
This attitude of blaming others for our mistakes is just not healthy. For one, we can always be followers and not leaders. The greatest leaders always take pride in the contribution of team members. If something goes wrong, they take the blame on themselves. Secondly, we do not even understand our own strengths and openly exhibit our weakness on most occasions. Thirdly, there is nothing that can be attributed to others; most bad decisions can be traced back to our impatience, arrogance, adamant attitudes and even bad temper -- everything that is part of us, to the tune of 100%
For instance, a decision to park five lakh rupees in a risk-oriented mutual fund scheme, or one to resign from a good job, loss of reputation in a particular job -- every single mistake is the result of what we had done and not something that someone had done. The moment we start looking inwards, many creative answers will start emerging for our problems of day-to-day life.
This is my entry for the 13th birthday special a thread a day challenge participate and win prizescontest for the day 6, that is, 6th July 2020.