Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Changing the Locus

External Locus of ControlIndividual believes that his/her behavior is guided by fate, luck, or other external circumstances

Internal Locus of Control
Individual believes that his/her behavior is guided by his/her personal decisions and efforts.

To be a healthy individual which one of these categories would be more preferable? Someone who takes responsibility or someone who blames other things? Someone who believes making things better for themselves is in their control or someone who believes that making things better is up to someone else?
Which orientation would you rather work for? Vote for? Hire?
I think most people would agree that having a high internal locus of control is a good thing.

Yet these same people blame politicians.

They prostrate on their knees in religious centers praying for miracles.
I think they forget that their two hands working can accomplish more then a million clasped in prayer or pointing fingers.

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