Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Monday, June 17, 2002


Take Charge and Change It

Have you ever heard anyone say, "Someone should do something about that?" It is easy to think that someone else should take care of something, but the truth is more than likely no one will, except you. Instead of waiting for the mysterious someone to do something about it, become that someone. If you see something that needs to be changed or you are not happy with a situation or process, take charge and change it.

The only way that change is going to happen is if we take charge and create the change we seek. I am not saying this is an easy process, change usually isn't. But, sitting back waiting for someone to do something isn't going to get us anywhere or anything. We can sit back and complain forever or you can make a difference by doing something about it.


I had a situation where someone I was managing thought that someone else was taking care of a problem. Instead of taking responsibility for their part of the process, they blamed someone else for not taking the initiative to fix the problem. Blame is never going to get us what we want and usually keeps us stuck. As long as we are spending time blaming, we are not focusing on resolving the problem. Taking responsibility for what is in our control and the choices we make is a more powerful place to come from. If we take responsibility, we create opportunities. Blame keeps us stuck. Responsibility frees our energy to focus on what is most important which is moving forward and creating change.

Don't waste your time blaming others. Take charge and change it. As long as we are focusing on who to blame and what went wrong, we cannot focus on how to change the situation and make it better. Don't wait for somebody to fix it. Become the someone that makes the difference and creates change.

Are you ready to take charge and change it?

Daily Success Formula

Take Charge + Taking Responsibility = Creating Change


"Bebop was about change, about evolution. It wasn't about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change." Miles Davis

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly." Henri Bergson

Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee


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