Whatever is in my mug is going to spill out. It’s not about who is bumping into me throughout the day.Amy Seiffert
- Some of our behaviors are neither excusable nor justifiable.
- Excuses place blame on our circumstances rather than our choices, and they do nothing to help us grow.
- Excuses erode trust and cause others to question whether we are truly reliable.
- We cannot control every frustration in our lives, but we can always control our response to those frustrations.
- Ownership improves our reputations, our relationships, and our resolve.
- Taking personal responsibility for our actions is a prerequisite to experiencing grace and forgiveness from others.
- Commit to taking 100% responsibility for your life, even when there are difficult circumstances affecting your situation.
- Identify and verbalize the choices you could have made better whenever you are tempted to make an excuse.
- Respond to every apology with forgiveness in order to cultivate an environment where others don’t feel the need to make excuses.
Accept The Consequences
Feeling tired lately? Crippled by debt? Did you fail yet another test? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Nick Gillispie reiterate the power of our choices when we find ourselves stuck, stale, or struggling.
Admit Your Mistakes
It’s a fact: no one is perfect. But that doesn’t stop us from pretending that we have it all together, does it? This week, Dr. Michael Brown chats with Gabe Dunbar about what it looks like to take off the masks we wear and own our shortcomings.
Offer An Apology
The 10 most important words you could ever say: “I am sorry. I was wrong. Will you forgive me?” This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt talk about the power and importance of apologizing.