“That’s not my job”

“No one told me.”

“I didn’t know how”

“I’m too tired.”

“I don’t feel like it.”

“They didn’t do their job”

“It’s their fault.”

When you choose to become an entrepreneur, the buck stops with you. You are now at the top of the organizational chart.

Taking on this role means you forfeit your right to shift blame or to complain, not because no one cares, but because complaining is now an exercise in futility.  Complaining should always flow upstream, never down.  If it does, you contaminate the source from which your best ideas will emanate.

Don’t poison your own well.

Phrases the entreprenuer no longer gets to use.