Sunday, January 21, 2007

Taking Responsibility

So IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz resigned.

Is that good? Bad? Should he have done it sooner? Your opinions are welcome.
What is beyond argument though is that he took responsibility. And that is surely worthy of praise.

From the sixth day of Creation, humanity has had a problem taking personal
responsibility. Eve blames the snake - Adam blames Eve.

We are masters of excuses and explanations. We can always find a reason not to do something or blame someone else for our misdemeanors.
Remember! When you point a finger at someone or something else, three fingers remain pointing at you! (Try it)

As a wise man once said:
“You are the only problem you will ever have and you are the only solution. Change is inevitable. Personal growth is always a personal decision.”
Dan Halutz has reminded us of one of life’s inevitabilities.

Whether we lead an army, a nation or just our own daily lives...
If we can’t take responsibility for our thoughts, words and actions, can we expect to grow?
Can we expect respect from others?
Can we respect ourselves?

So say it out loud today:
“Sorry. I was wrong.”

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