Responsibility is a very serious issue. When we take complete responsibility for everything that happens in our lives, we end up in complete control of our destiny.
You are responsible for your success and your failure (We know, success is your fault and your failures are someone else’s).
When we blame other people, we give up the right to change. We must realize that our lives, the good and the bad, is us. It is all us.
We are responsible for everything in our lives:
- Who we hang out with
- If we worry
- Our fears
- The mistakes we’ve made
- Our Dreams
- Taking chances (or not)
- Working hard
- Believing in ourselves
- How we perceive other people
If it is happening in your life, you are responsible for it.
Sometimes, life gives us things we don’t think we deserve. We didn’t “do anything” to cause what happen, it just happened.
You may not have caused what’s happening in your life, but you are responsible for dealing with it.
Regardless, you are responsible! Once you recognize this, you will be ready to take responsibility for the things in your life that you can control.
Let’s take a deeper look at a few things you can control:
People that you “hang out”with
Spend time with people who encourage and inspire you. Stay away from people who don’t believe in you or your dreams.
Responsibility for Worry
The past is the past and the future has yet to occur. If you are worrying your life away…yes, it is your fault.
Responsibility for Mistakes
Mistakes make us better people – we learn from them. We all make mistakes. Forgive yourself for the mistakes you have made and recognize the person those mistakes have made is a better one!
Responsibility for Being Grateful
You will never be able to handle more than what you have today if you are not grateful for the things you have today. Enjoy what has been given to you!
Responsibility for Your Dreams
Life is about taking chances – or should we say “a good life is about taking chances.” People that don’t take chances end up right where they started, nowhere!
Responsibility for Your Growth
Working towards your goals will give you self-esteem. Knowing that “your big is coming” and that you are working to see to it that it happens will make you feel great. Are you learning everything you can to achieve your greatness? Check out our blog on Literature.
Responsibility for Not Expecting Everybody to Agree with You
Do not rely on the assurances of others. You are you, not them. Someone else’s opinion can only bother you if you “let them in.” You don’t have to let them in. Everyone doesn’t have to like you.
Responsibility for Respecting Yourself
People that don’t respect themselves are not capable of respecting others. If people don’t respect you, evaluate the respect you have for yourself. If you respect yourself with 100% certainty and there is someone who doesn’t respect you, then it will not affect you. However, you may find that others are not respecting you because you don’t respect yourself.
Responsibility for Not Expecting Everyone to Like You
Love yourself. You cannot control what other people do. How to deal with people who don’t like you.
Expecting Others Know How You Feel
People don’t read minds – express yourself
You control your empathy. Be kind to others.
You are in complete control of what makes you a better person (or not). Never forget that.
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Author: Philip Isaac
Philip Isaac is the founder of Electrified Mind. He is determined to reach the highest level of personal development as humanly possible by interacting with other world leaders through the Electrified Mind Podcast and absorbing all the knowledge they have to offer (you should join him). His overwhelming desire to make other people feel how he feels about life, drives him.