My business coach, Parisha Taylor, talks about hearing the desperation in people when they are talking about their businesses, in discussing the economy, and the problems they feel we are in as a country. Then she hears the explanations they give and the blaming they do — that it’s because of this and that and this. Parisha says, “I truly have lived my life in cause, meaning I stand in cause with everything that my life is. There is no ‘because.’ And there’s no one to point the finger at and no one to blame. I own and have the consequences of all my decisions.” Very interesting and enlightening to consider not having the word ‘because’ in one’s vocabulary.