Responsibility questions

“Any year that passes in which you don’t destroy one of your best-loved ideas is a wasted year,” says Charlie Munger.

Agreement 1: Be Impeccable With Your Word… was I impeccable with my word here?
Agreement 2: Don’t Take Anything Personally… did I take anything personally here? does it say anything about me?
Agreement 3: Don’t Make Assumptions… did I make any assumptions here?
Agreement 4: Always Do Your Best… did I do my best here?

Or ask yourself a series of questions. I have found this even more effective in re-calibrating myself to personal power:

What could I be responsible for to get access to power?
What am I doing?
what am I assuming/thinking?
What am I taking personally?
what is my attitude?
What am I expecting?
What am I going for/intention?
how wide am I looking?
What an I stingy about?
where am I erring to the side of ‘it’s my way or the highway’?
What am I up to here?
What did I intend?

we’ll focus, for a change, on not the many ways you can do this well, instead we’ll focus on how to do it wrong, the mistakes.

I just got an email from someone who can’t make it to the webinar. She gave me a laundry list of how she is keeping the capacity open… NOT. She immediately jumps into remedial action… that is probably mistake #1

you can own only what belongs to you.

-your attitude – I brought that to the issue
-your intention – I intended that
-your actions – I did that
-your words, said or thought
-how you take things

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