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Life is going to happen to every leader. The question is whether they experience it as a victim or a victor.

Key Points:

  • No matter who you are, life happens. Tough things can happen at work, home, or school. When tough things happen, there are two ways to approach them. Gary Keller describes these two different approaches in his book The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results.
  • The Accountable person will acknowledge the issues, own their part and work toward solutions.
  • The Victim doesn’t face reality, denies problems and looks to blame everyone else for the failures.

Quote This:

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. – Abraham Lincoln

See Also: Habits, Mission, Succes

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Identify people in your life who are like the accountable person. Identify the Victims in your life. What type of impact do these people make on those around them?
  3. Which cycle do you fall into more often? Why do you think that is?
  4. What other qualities does an accountable person have?
  5. What are some practical steps you can take to become an accountable person?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Domino Effect series.