Play above the line at all times!
People who play above the line do what? They take “Ownership” of their life, they say I am “Accountable” for the results in my life and the “Responsibility” lies with me. Difference between the two is people who play below the line are the victims. Don’t believe they are in control of their life. People who play above the line are the Victors, they believe that they are in control of their own their destiny. They are using the “OAR” to steer their own ship.
Most who play below the line do what if something goes wrong? They lay “Blame”. If they can’t find someone to blame then what do they do, they come up with….? yes… “Excuses”. Thirdly… if they can’t make excuses they “Deny” there is a problem. I’m not going broke, just haven’t got any money….. Below the line, you make your “BED” and you must lie in it. By playing above the line, we take ownership of what is happening around us and accept the responsibility and accountability that goes with it.
When something goes wrong, the easiest thing to do is to blame it on somebody else, find an excuse or deny that there is a problem. This ‘playing below the line’ is destructive, as it does not resolve anything and problems get worse. This type of reaction is typical of the victim mentality – failure is a self-fulfilling prophecy for people who think like this.
Playing above the line is constructive because taking ownership of, and responsibility for, challenges leads to the resolution of problems. It also ensures that they don’t happen again. This pro-active approach is typical of people with a victor mentality. Team members need to commit to playing above the line at all times.
If you want to change something in your life who has to do it?