By Shana Thornton
I declare that it is time to give credit where credit is due! Yes, I said it! Stand bold and take hold of what you did. Taking credit is a good thing despite popular opinion about it. Please hear me out before you form an opinion about this blog post. I happen to believe that claiming your own is completely acceptable. It's not arrogant, vain, or selfish. In fact, the type of credit I am referring to is the polar opposite of taking all of the glory and fame. I am referring to accountability. To be very specific, I am making a stance for people to simply admit wrong when it has been done. It's quite simple and yet continues to prove to be very difficult for some individuals.
Why is it so hard to get rather sensible people to take ownership of mistakes? There are likely a variety of reasons. Yet, I think the most obvious answer is embedded in the notion that we are constantly seeking to be considered perfect or admired by onlookers, which certainly includes family and friends. It appears that many people believe that by openly acknowledging a poor decision they somehow will be considered weak or incompetent. This is completely false. In fact, taking credit or ownership of a mistake enables the most efficient way to progress. After all, how can one grow if they haven't truthfully claimed the issue at hand?
Truth is not always the easiest path for people. Yet, it has proven more than enough times to be the only path to real greatness. Please note that I emphasize real greatness. Real greatness is not associated with fame or financial gain. Real greatness is an inner peace that is constantly considered work in progress that always has accountability at the heart of it. So, take credit for what you have done. Perhaps, the terms good, bad, and ugly describe your doing. Either way, your real greatness awaits you. Go ahead and take full credit. After all, you did it! Keep living, keep thriving!