If you buy my product but don’t read the instructions, that’s not your fault, it’s mine.

If you read a blog post and misinterpret what I said, that’s my choice, not your error.

If you attend my presentation and you’re bored, that’s my failure.

If you are a student in my class and you don’t learn what I’m teaching, I’ve let you down.

Personal accountability is power. Seth Godin points out pretty much everything I struggle with on that front.