It makes sense; why take the blame when there is someone or something close by to take the blame for you!
As children grow, we teach them to take responsibility for their actions and guide them to make positive choices. But, what if the person teaching the child has challenges of their own with placing blame?
What about adults? How do adults handle situations when they make a negative choice; who do they blame?
Take the person who is in a job that they absolutely loathe. Why are they there? They blame the economy (no other good jobs are available), they blame their family situation (I can't possibly quit, my parents are counting on me to do well in my career), they blame their spouse (if only he/she understood how unhappy I am and would give me the support that I need to quit).
What about the unhealthy adult? They blame genetics (my family has always been overweight, it is something we have learned to live with), I have to eat fast food (it is the cheapest way to feed my family), I can't exercise (I don't have the time, the money, the support).
What about money? Who do we blame for our lack of money? Money can be a very touchy subject for many people, especially if they feel a lack of money. (I can't quit this job because it pays so well, I was born poor and poor is what I know, if I could just win the lottery, money doesn't make you happy, money isn't everything!).
When it comes to money, we have millions of excuses and ways to blame our current financial situation. Consider this:
Q: "When do people think about money the most?
A: "When they lack money or fear a lack of money."
Blame, excuses, reasons not to take responsibility for our choices in life are simply stories we tell ourselves to get through the day. Very early in life we learn to tell stories. Some stories serve us well, (I am going to grow up and make a difference in the world), some stories hold us back, (money doesn't grow on trees - I will need to study hard and work hard if I am ever going to make something of myself).
When you play these stories over and over in your head, they begin to be a part of your belief system. This belief system can become a limiting belief. All limiting beliefs hold you back from your true potential.
So... what is your story? Is it holding you back or part of your success? If it is holding you back, would NOW be a good time to change that story? We can choose to change our story, OR, we can continue to say, "The devil made me do it!"
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