THE BLAME GAME
According to Wayne Dyner, “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you.” Yes – no one will ever change you – it is only you who can work towards changing you.
Sadly in Kenya (and the world over), majority of the youth rarely accept their mistakes. Instead, they will find it easier to lay blame on others for their failures. But guess what?
- You are the one who did not study for the test.
- You are the one who elected that governor.
- You are the one who did not speak out.
- You are the one who paid ‘hongo’.
In short, you thought the thoughts, you created the feelings, you made the choice, you said the words and that is why you are where you are now. While many people will blame their circumstances for their current state of life, I do not believe in circumstances. I believe that the people who succeed in this world are the ones that get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them! So my friend, stop the blame game and own your mistakes.
Yes, sometimes blaming may give us a substitute sensation for having solved a problem when the reality is that we haven’t really understood the cause and effect at all. Stop the blame game and take responsibility to bring the change you want to see.