There is a mistake people often make that prevents them from growing, moving on and being truly happy.
If you get stuck when facing a challenge and can’t take it when you hear fair, but critical feedback, you’re probably one of those people.
The difference is how good you are at responding to difficulty with either blame or responsibility. One triggers a shame spiral of unworthiness and the other keeps self-worth out of it. Responsibility, in other words, comes from a place of understanding that you’re not perfect, you’re allowed to make mistakes and you can learn from it.
People who respond to a mistake with the ability to hold themselves accountable are able to pick themselves up faster, grow from the experience and make decisions that changes their future. Although it’s not always easy to get there, it’s a worthy endeavor.
Perhaps, a childhood of being blamed contributed to your current situation. Being emotionally neglected and other forms of abuse can cause you to take on more fault than necessary. But when you learn to stop blaming yourself for everything, you free up your energy to start changing your life and situation for the better.
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