Instead, you could choose to be accountable.
Definition of accountable: required or expected to justify actions or decisions; responsible.
The opposite of accountable is to mitigate and/or place blame.
Definition of mitigate: the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.
Being accountable has everything to do with yourself and not anyone around you. It is all about “you.”
After listening to the podcast I realized how easy it is, almost even natural, to initially want to blame something or someone when a project or task goes south. I never thought of myself as a “blamer” but I definitely took this to heart and will be very careful of how I react going forward.
Next time you find yourself facing a problem take ownership, don’t blame, and see how the people around you react.
Here is the podcast that inspired me: