Sunday, November 20, 2011


I read this this morning in an email that I received and I thought it was so good and very thought provoking.  This is something that I have thought about a lot and realised a long time ago that only in taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions can we move forward.  We can continue to blame others for as long as we like for what has happened or is happening in our lives, but in the end does it really change anything.  If everyone chose to take responsibility for what was happening in their life, then I know that world would be a better place.

Do you accept responsibility for the things that are happening in your life?

Accept Responsibility

One of the most important personal decisions you can make on your road to success is to accept complete responsibility for everything you are and are currently experiencing, as well as everything you will ever become or experience. This acknowledgement has been the defining moment for many successful people throughout history. Personal responsibility is the paramount trait of leadership and the main source of high performance in every person and in every situation. Let's take a look at what it means to accept complete responsibility.

When you blame others for anything in your life that you're not happy about, you're giving them the power to create (or destroy) your happiness.  Accepting responsibility means that you refuse, even if it's from this moment on, to criticize or blame others for any reason. When you accept full responsibility for a situation, it means you have the power to create the solution. Most of the time, you do that anyway, don't you? Start taking credit for all of your wonderful ideas by taking responsibility when things go awry. From now on, no matter what happens, say to yourself, "I am responsible." It goes like this:

. I am responsible for this situation.

. I am responsible for my happiness.

. I am responsible for my well-being.

. I am responsible for my children's well-being. (Assuming they're not adults.)

. I am responsible for performing well on my job.

. I am responsible for making my own way.

. I am responsible for providing for my family.

. I am responsible for my health.

. I am responsible for my energy.

. I am responsible for my growth in every area of my life.


Becoming Dr Doc said...

This post came at a VERY opportune time for me. I have been succumbing to my illness, by being angry with what is happening. Thank you fr posting this!

Annette said...

So very true. Thanks for the reminder!