An excerpt from " The Slight Edge "
"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else." John Burroughs
If you want to measure where you are, if you want to know whether you are on the success curve or the failure curve, or if you want to assess anyone else to which curve their on, here's how. There is one attitude, one state of mind, which overwhelmingly predominates either side of the curve.
The predominant state of mind displayed by those people on the failure curve is blame. The predominant state of mind displayed by those on the success curve is responsibility.