Instead of taking responsibility for our own actions, we pass the blame off on someone else.
Instead of confessing to a mess up, we make up a reason things went wrong.
We have to take responsibility for our own actions.
Deep down we usually know where and when we messed up.
We have to be honest enough to admit it.
For leaders, (pastors, parents, teachers, anyone leading anyone) we often tend to think that we have to always make the right decisions and pull the right triggers.
The problem, we don’t always.
Maybe, instead of making excuses, we should admit our mistakes.
Think of the results of ‘fessing up…
- The people around us begin to relate to our imperfection.
- We gain respect because of our honesty.
- People are even more willing to follow because they know we’ll take the blame when something fails.
Don’t pass the buck of blame, swallow the truth of your own mistakes.