The legendary basketball coach John Wooden once said, “A person may make mistakes, but he isn’t a failure until he starts blaming someone else.” Coach Wooden knew that it’s never smart to play the blame game. Why? Because it’s a game that nobody wins!

Instead of looking for someone to blame, look for something to fix. And then get busy fixing it.

If you make a bad grade, don’t blame the teacher — do the homework.

And if you make a mistake, don’t try to cover it up — try to learn from it. It’s better to admit your mistakes and learn from them than to blame other people and learn nothing.

Don’t Play the Blame Game

You’ll never win the blame game, so why even bother to play?
Marie T. Freeman

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
William Shakespeare

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
George Washington

If you’re in a tough situation, don’t hide behind anything or anybody. They’re going to find you anyway.
Bear Bryant

Never give the other guy the pleasure of hearing you squawk.
Ty Cobb

Friends, don’t complain about each other. A far greater complaint could be lodged against you, you know. The Judge is standing just around the corner.
James 5:9 MSG