The Credit

If a project were to go well from our contribution, creativity, leadership and/or discipline we would naturally like to receive the credit. It is also true that we would naturally like for the blame to be aimed at misfortune and not ourselves if it didn’t go well at all.

A key to learning for success is to worry little about credit and blame to firmly set a course on what matters most to produce great and sustainable outcomes. Credit and blame are social by-products tracked by amateurs and wannabe’s and not by learned professionals. Reinforcement best comes from other professionals and a shared sense of self-worth for what each genuinely contributed together.

Learn from your applied experiences for the benefit of growth and not credit or blame. Others will gladly hold themselves up to take the credit after you have moved on to the next challenge and the one after that.

“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is much less competition there.” — Indira Gandhi —


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