One of my favorite lessons in my book, Helping Students Motivate Themselves, is on the importance of taking personal responsibility.

You also find a lot of related resources at The Best Resources For Helping Students (& The Rest Of Us) Learn The Concept Of Not Blaming Others.

LeBron James provided a good addition to my lesson this week at his press conference after the Heat’s recent play-off loss. You can read what he said at this New York Times article, James Takes the Blame for Miami’s Struggles, but here’s an excerpt: