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In “Player versus Victim Leadership Part 1 we discussed that taking the role of a player is the preferred way to address business and life in general. Let’s explore some additional information on this subject.
In his book Conscious Business, Fred Kofman outlines his definition of response-ability. Kofman writes that this applies to the way you respond to a situations that are presented to you. In life, we are presented with the opportunity to make choices. The responses you make are the key to your individual self awareness.
In addition, being responsible does not necessarily translate into being successful. But it provides a solid foundation from which one can live their life and deal with anything that comes your way.
While you are not responsible for the environmental factors that surround your world, you can and should be responsible for how you respond to the cards that are dealt your way. Or in other words you can be a player and play the cards dealt to you, or, you can complain about them become disengaged and unproductive.
“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.” Says Don Juan.