It’s easy to blame others for our problems (Obviously)
People would rather exhaust all other possibilities for something being at fault than themselves, even though inward reflection is the easiest and most actionable way to solve issues–assuming you are the problem.
Yet, at some point, you have to look for the least common denominator and see where the issue is coming from and tackle it head-on. Even if that problem is you.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of pointing fingers and blaming others for our problems, but the truth is, the only person who can really change things for the better is ourselves. It’s hard to admit when we’re wrong or when we’ve made a mistake, but that’s exactly what we need to do in order to grow and improve.
When something goes wrong, it’s natural to want to find someone or something to blame. But if we’re really honest with ourselves, we’ll often find that we’re at least partly responsible for the problem. This can be a tough pill to swallow, but it’s an important step in moving forward.
Inward reflection is key in this process. It’s easy to get caught up in the details and symptoms of a problem, but if we take a step back and look at the bigger picture, we’re more likely to find the root cause. This is where we’ll find the underlying issue that’s causing all the trouble.
Once we’ve identified the problem, we can take steps to address it head-on. This might mean taking responsibility for our actions, making changes to our behavior or attitudes, or even admitting that we need help. It’s not always easy, but it’s the only way to truly make things better.
It’s also important to remember that we’re all products of our environment, and it’s hard to break the habits we’ve developed over time. But if we want to make progress and improve ourselves, we need to be willing to uproot our entire existence and become something else.
This process requires courage, patience, and tact, but it’s worth it in the end. This, again, isn’t easy, but it’s necessary to break away from the average and strive for something better.
Along the way keep in mind that as we change and grow, not everyone will understand or support us, and that’s okay… Fuck ’em. The people who truly care about us will cheer us on, while the ones who don’t will eventually remove themselves from the picture.
At the end of the day, it’s important to focus on what serves and supports us on our journey to making the most of our short time on this planet.
So, the next time you’re faced with a problem, instead of looking for someone or something to blame, try looking at yourself with a willingness to not like excuse everything that you see.
It may not be easy, but it’s the most effective way to solve the problem and improve yourself. Be honest with yourself, take responsibility for the things that you have and haven’t done, and focus on the least common denominator.
Hopefully moving forward you’ll be able to tackle your problems head-on and come out stronger on the other side.