CHAPTER 2It’s Not My Job, It’s Not My Fault

There are two kinds of people in the world, thosewho make things happen and those who complainabout what’s happening.

How many times in an average week do you hear someone utter these sentiments? “It’s not my job! It was not my fault. It’s just the way I am. It’s just the way it is. What can I do about it? It is bigger than me.”

If stepping up is about taking responsibility for change instead of waiting for others to act, you might ask, “What’s in it for me to step up and take responsibility?” In this chapter, I make the case that you will be happier, more successful, and ultimately have more influence if you banish such sentiments from your thinking. People who say, “It is my job, some of it is my ...

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