"A man is half whipped the minute he begins to feel sorry for himself, or to spin an alibi with which he would explain away his defects." -Napoleon
Admitting is 99% of getting started on the road to success. In a mind chalk full of deceit, denial, mistrust and misinformation it seems natural to displace ones responsibilities. It's the easy way out. It's the path of least resistance. I can only speak for me but I know this path all to well, specifically in the area of my personal relationships. At the end of the day people do things to make themselves feel good. Despite the motivation be it the need to avoid pain or ones pursuit of joy, they act to suffice themselves. I do it all the time. Not a trait I am proud of and one I have only as of late chosen to deal with. The thing I find in facing challenge is that the challenge itself is the very thing that causes growth. It's the catalyst, the instigator and the sharpener of character and wit. Is it scary and hard, yes but it is better than having your a** kicked by feeling sorry for yourself.
Never, in the history of the world, has there been such abundant opportunity as there is now for the person who is willing to serve before trying to collect. -Napoleon Hill
Reminds me of a video I saw just the other day SkinnyCrop: Threadless Owners Jeffery and Jake talk about delivering awesomeness. Many of their ideas were/are born out of the question; "wouldn't it be awesome?" The part that struck me most is that they were building a site first and foremost for their friend to share awesome stuff, it just happened to turn into a business. Check it out it's well worth the time.
Practice Leadership , has a brilliant post about culture that we all should read. It's simple but profound at the same time. Please take the time to venture over via the link above, it is well worth your time.