Toys or Us?

Life size Barbie

As a keynote speaker on peak performance one of the points I emphasize is accountability.

Recently the  Today Show interviewed Galia Slayen (pictured here) who built a life size Barbie to demonstrate the unhealthy body image the iconic doll represents to young girls as part of National Eating Disorders Awareness week.  Although Galia did not directly point the finger at  Barbie as the cause of her anorexia, she said it was “an environmental factor” of considerable influence because she thought that was the way she was supposed to look. 
 When are we going to take personal responsibility for our choices?
If a plastic toy can cause anorexia and MacDonalds causes obesity,  I guess I should sue the Easter bunny for my chocolate over dose every April.
It’s time to grow up and get real.
Top performers own up to their choices, admit mistakes, learn from them and move forward. Average performers spend their time looking for someone to blame  and settle for mediocrity.
Do you take your A game to work every day?
If you want to play with the big boys  be accountable or get out of the sand box.

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