Everyone needs someone to blame. I’m not saying that this is a necessity, but it does tend to crop up, even in the best of us.
As an example: Yesterday, I needed to remove a bush that was growing in the wrong spot after having done some changes in my garden. I dug and cursed, then I managed to break the shaft of the shovel in the process. With no one else about, I yelled at the dog. He only looked at me as if it concerned food or walking, but took no notice of it otherwise.
Silly fool. I then apologized to him, telling him what he already knew – that it was not his fault anyway.
My shovel was still broken and the bush was still firmly rooted to the ground. So what did I learn from this incident?
Another example: A co-worker of mine, actually 2 of them have stopped recently. One by choice and not. With them gone, the workload has increased with numerous errors showing up concerning untreated customer complaints, and other unfinished business items. Who is to blame? Well, they are of course. They didn’t manage to train the rest of us, nor did they complete the assignments that would still be ongoing even though they had moved on.
Is there a statue of limitations, I do wonder?
My most current example is my own procrastination. I have accomplished a few things while enjoying a week off from work, but the tasks that require more work and concentration, are sadly, still lacking in my otherwise non-busy schedule. Who am I to blame this time?…..
I hate it, when I have to accept the blame for my own shortcomings. Why couldn’t I have been better to do those things? Why wasn’t my dog willing to take the blame for yet another thing that he didn’t do?
I guess, I could stop writing this blog, and get to getting! There must be something that needs doing, other than what should be doing?
You see. There are always ways out of this kind of predicament. I might start by making a list of things to do, with the most important ones on top.
Or, I can still make the list, while leaving out the nasty, undone tasks, and just pretend as if they never existed in the first place!
I love being in charge of my life….