Accountability...riddle me this

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Who here holds themselves and only themselves accountable for their success/failure?

I big reason many people fail is because they buy products and buy into hype and then when they are not making $1,000/hr after a week, they chalk it up as the products fault and then move onto some other product and do the same thing. They do this for years without seeing any results.

Everybody reading this knows there is a boatload of cash that can be made online so who holds themselves and only themselves accountable for their success/failure? Instead of blaming other people or outside forces, successful people blame themselves.

Which category do you fall in...do you hold yourself accountable or tend to blame your results on outside forces?
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOLIX
    Sometimes you can't blame yourself alone. But most of the time, no matter how depressing it is, I do admit I'm the captain of my own ship.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jarrod
      Originally Posted by SEOLIX View Post

      Sometimes you can't blame yourself alone. But most of the time, no matter how depressing it is, I do admit I'm the captain of my own ship.
      There's a big difference b/w blaming yourself and taking 100% responsibility. One is discouraging, the other is empowering.

      One of my favorite motivational authors of all time is Jack Canfield. From launching the best selling book series of all time to coaching and transforming millions of people, the guy knows what he's talking about.

      Based on his life of research and experience, when he wrote "The Success Principles" a few years ago, the first of all 60+ principles he listed as the most important and fundamental to success is "Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life". Give up all blame and excuses and "act as if" you are in complete control.

      It is really liberating and empowering to break off the shackles of excuses and take control.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kenster
        Originally Posted by Jedi Jarrod View Post

        There's a big difference b/w blaming yourself and taking 100% responsibility. One is discouraging, the other is empowering.

        One of my favorite motivational authors of all time is Jack Canfield. From launching the best selling book series of all time to coaching and transforming millions of people, the guy knows what he's talking about.

        Based on his life of research and experience, when he wrote "The Success Principles" a few years ago, the first of all 60+ principles he listed as the most important and fundamental to success is "Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life". Give up all blame and excuses and "act as if" you are in complete control.

        It is really liberating and empowering to break off the shackles of excuses and take control.

        Very very good point here. There is a difference between blaming yourself and taking responsibility. Again, the definition may be very similar but the perspective of each is much different, one being more pessimistic than the other.

        Very good point here Jedi
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    I always take accountability for my own actions (or in-actions) lol

    While I've never purchased a WSO, I do have common sense, lol - What works for 1 person isn't guaranteed to work for another.

    So its more about what you learn from them and what information you take away from it.. its up to the buyer to implement what they have learned into their own work.

    I get so tired of hearing about how the WSO someone purchased didn't make them $18,293 in just 7 clicks, (LOL) and they dismiss it as a failure, a fraud, whatever..

    When really, they probably didn't even attempt to take action. OR they did take action, but not enough. OR they gave up after their first attempt because it failed.

    If something isn't working, then instead of giving up, ADJUST YOUR METHODS AND TRY AGAIN!

    But some people just wont do this.. I guess its easier to accuse the seller of being a scammer than it is to take responsibility for what they did or did not do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Brands
    Blaming myself or others cnt help to solve any problem. When i found something not helping me, i discuss the problem with my friends and mates. most of the times we find result by discussion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elizabeth Fee
    But it's soo-ooo much easier to blame outside forces, so why would I hold myself accountable for anything?

    In all seriousness... this is a good thing to bring up. Provides some self-reflection (something we can all benefit from), and quite honestly, the moment you start blaming everything and everyone else for your own failures, is the moment you've likely hit rock bottom.

    Time to re-adjust and figure out the changes that perhaps YOU can make to turn things around.

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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    I try to do what I can. One rule I learned is to save more money than I spend. That's the only way to help in really earning wealth. Otherwise, all efforts are likely to fail.
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    • Profile picture of the author sprice
      It's never my fault, it's always because the product is junk...
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      • Profile picture of the author brightmarketing
        I'm responsible for the results in my life. To think otherwise gives your personal power away. If you are not responsible for results, then by definition you are powerless to change them.

        That's how I view it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emotia
    I'd like to be at the cause of the spectrum 24/7, if that's possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryKathan
    Ironically, I am listening to a podcast on accountability as I am reading this.... if you want to check it out - it is a free podcast iTunes - Podcasts - The EntreLeadership Podcast by Dave Ramsey, hosted by Chris LoCurto - it is "Entreleadership 8 Personal Accountability" from the list.
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