Friday, February 23, 2007

Be Responsible

Accepting responsibility is accepting challenge.

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." - Albert Einstein

"Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses." - George Washington Carver

I would like to illustrate this with the story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.

"There was an important job to be done and
Everybody was asked to do it.
Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did.
Somebody got angry (about that) because
it was Everybody's job.
Everybody knew that Anybody could do it,
but Nobody realised that Somebody wouldn't do it.
And Everybody blamed Somebody
because Nobody did what Anybody could have done."

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