Let’s be honest. This is one of the best personal accountability quotes ever.
When I’m being real with myself, I know that the person most responsible for keeping me from achieving my goals is me. It’s easier to blame other people, make what I tell myself are legitimate excuses, and come up with all kinds of reasons why I’m not making the progress I would like to make and am capable of making. But the vast majority of the time, my own reflection in the mirror is the source of my trouble.
Whether it’s because of lack of clarity, laziness, exhaustion, apathy, lack of discipline, misplaced priorities, or fear of failure, I’m the one who most often halts my own progress.
I firmly believe that a key turning point on your leadership journey is the moment when you fully accept personal responsibility. You own your leadership. You recognize that you can achieve your goals. And then you go make it happen!
Let that day be today!