Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Are You Taking Responsibility?
Responsibility. It's a word that many people throw around loosely, yet don't want to claim for themselves. And then they wonder why things aren't working out in their lives.
Success in life, especially achieving those things that are most important, depends on you, and you alone.
When we take full responsibility for our lives, suddenly things seem to fall into place. Notice I said "full." Not half. Full.
This doesn't mean doing things half-assed. It means getting off your duff and doing something about something, not sitting idly back wishing for things to fall into your lap. It means being proactive.
Nothing gets done until you take action. The house isn't going to clean itself (unless you have a maid, but even then you have to get off your butt to hire one). The bills aren't going to pay themselves. Those extra 15 pounds you put on over the winter aren't going to melt off of you any time soon. Something has to be done, and only you can do something about it.
We have been blessed with the ability to choose how we respond to events that occur in life.
The question is, how are YOU responding to the events in your life???
Events in and of themselves have no meaning, until we apply meaning to them; that is, until we respond in a way that gives meaning to them.
Those of the victim mindset will react, complain, cry, wail and dramatize the event out of proportion, making others feel sorry for them.
Those of the creator mindset will take proactive measures and turn the event around to their advantage. They will learn from it, grow from it, and even offer gratitude for it.
Want to lose that extra weight? Take responsibility.
Want to pay down your debts? Take responsibility.
Want to find that dream job? Take responsibility.
When you take full responsibility, you will create better outcomes by consciously choosing your responses to the things that happen in your life.
Take responsibility. Today.