Assigning blame is a natural response when we face adversity, hurt or disappointment. According to research professor, author and speaker Brené Brown, it’s how we discharge anger, discomfort and pain. While pointing the finger might be easy or even our first instinct when we feel wronged, its inverse relationship with accountability is fundamentally disempowering, serving to undermine our resolve to create change, both within and without, and leaving us stuck in negativity and anger.
In this episode of Mentally Stronger, I invite you to let go of the blame game and reclaim your personal responsibility and, in doing so, your power. By grounding yourself in presence, compassion, integrity and acceptance, you can break the cycle of attack and defence and instead promote personal growth, inner peace, and stronger communication and relationships.