Blame fast

This post was written by DoctorJay on August 2, 2010
Posted Under: fasting,responsibilty

Combining two of our series on responsibility and fasts we get to the

Blame Fast

For the next twenty four hours do not blame anyone for anything that has ever happened to you. As W.Clement Stone (the author of positive mental attitude) said: within any adversity (negative event) there is a seed of greater success. When something apparently negative happens ask what you can learn here? And what you can do to improve the situation next time.

Back to the blame fast – like other twenty four hour fasts if you accidentally break the fast, you start again until you go for a full twenty four hours with blaming anyone or anything.

If you think about the above statement, you are not to even blame yourself for mistakes. By this I do not mean that you should be self indulgent but that you should be forgiving and always look for what there is to be learned.

Paradoxically when you blame, you stop change. It is as though the person blamed (especially when the person is yourself) has already paid for the mistake and does not need to change. But when you accept whatever is, you can concentrate on improving the situation.

It is important to understand that mistakes are made. Things are never ideal. Things could always improve or get worse and when you have the “no blame” attitude, you can free yourself from the negative effects of the past and improve your life. Remember that all you want is a little improvement at any one time and over the long run the little improvements will compound and lead to great successes.

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