We all know those people. They probably jumped right into your mind when you read the title.
They seem to bbe the ones that just drain your energy, sometimes because you become the blunt of their failures, because let’s face it, it’s not “their” fault.
The other reason they seem to drain our energy, is that sometimes it’s really hard to keep up with all their excuses.
You’ve probably heard them all. It’s because of the friend that didn’t invite them to the party. It’s because of the loan officer that wouldn’t give them any money. It’s because of the boss that won’t give them a raise. It’s because of the construction flagger that wouldn’t let them cut the line. It’s because of the girl that said no. It’s because of the ex wife that wants more child support. It’s because of the accountant that won’t pay the bills. And the list goes on, and on.
The bottom line is, some where, some how those people learned to blame everyone around them, rather than accept responsibility for their own actions.
I one heard someone say, if it wasn’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all. And yes we all have those moments when bad luck just seems to be following us around like a dark cloud. The difference is in how we respond to the situation.
Even in the movie “Titanic” it was said “a real man creates his own luck”. For most of us this is a very true fact of life.
Don’t get me wrong, we all make mistakes, we all suffer from failures, and yes we all have those bad luck moments. The key to success is to take responsibility for those mistakes, failures and yes even bad luck. When we accept that responsibility, it drastically changes the outcome. When we realize that yes, it could be my fault, it opens up the door to the possibility of change. If we are responsible for a bad situation, then we can also change that bad situation into a good one.
If we accept that we can change the outcome, then we can make it happen.
So back to those that blame everyone else for their failings. When or if, they ever accept the responsibility for their own life. They stop dragging is down, they stop sucking our energy. Unfortunately this is not something we can just magically make happen. Until those people change their attitude, they will continue to drain you. The best way to deal with “ain’t my faulters” is to avoid them. If that’s not possible, try hard not to get sucked into their pity party.
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