“Implementing extreme ownership requires checking your ego and operating with a high degree of humility. Admitting mistakes, taking ownership and developing a plan to overcome challenges are integral to any successful team.” – Jocko Willink, author of Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
We often look to blame others when we fail something (instructors, mom, dad, teachers, siblings, outside factors etc.) and seldom look inward. Every time I blamed an outside factor in my failure I never succeeded at what it was I was trying to accomplish. When I took personal responsibility for my failure, I suddenly began to see success.
Accept ownership for what happens to you, stop looking for excuses for your failures.