Wednesday, June 13, 2007

You Can Lead a Horse to Water...

But You Can't Make It Drink!

In today's society there seems to be some confusion about whose fault it is when various individuals and groups fail to reach their potential. So then, what is required to achieve this full potential?

Well, in order to flourish in anything, people need opportunities to do so. However, opportunities are not given...they are earned. And once an opportunity is earned, it is up to an individual or group to take and have the initiative to make the best of it. If they fail to do so, they forfeit their right to complain and have no one to blame but themselves.

Nowadays...some of the the younger generations seem to believe that if they fail to be given an opportunity, it's our fault (manager, owner, parent, etc); if they fail to take advantage of an opportunity that they have earned or given, it's our fault. When really, if a door is opened, it is not the opener's responsibility to browbeat them and attempt to compel them to come in...

it has to be their own initiative and a 'want' that will get them through the doors!

Unfortunately, we have too many people nowadays who constantly make excuses for those who fail to take advantage of their opportunities. Instead, they blame the opportunity providers for not making those opportunities enticing or attractive enough.

That brings up one question - when are we going to return to the time when we put the blame for this kind of thing in its proper place?

Because until we do, we will continue to produce an overabundance of "wait and see'ers" and "underachievers" who are more than willing to point the finger of blame at someone else for their pathetic condition.

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