Everything you do is your choice to do. It might not be your fault, but it is your responsibility.
It is your responsibility to understand and accept that every choice has consequences and rewards attached to it. You might think you are being forced to do this and that, but in truth, you are not being forced. There are simply rewards and consequences to action and inaction.
It might not be your fault if it doesn’t turn out like you thought it would. The responsibility of the choice is still yours.
Every decision you make is either raising or lowering your success rate.
Do I hire someone?
Which candidate should I hire?
Should I make sales calls today?
Which prospects should I call?
Should I exercise today?
Should I have that doughnut?
Decisions and options taken are almost always propelling you toward success, keeping you mediocre or sending you toward failure.
We spend way too much of our precious time trying to determine fault rather than learning to make better choices. We cannot let the fault or failure deter us from taking new action.
The guaranteed path toward lowing your success rate is to do nothing over the long term.
Coasting is done downhill and floating is done downstream.