“The only thing standing between you and your goals is the dis-empowering stories you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Dan Ekoko
?As this Monday and new month unfold, It’s my prayer you experience new opportunities and success in every area of your life. Here’s the conclusion of the piece I started two weeks ago.
Taking Responsibility Is Important:
You are totally responsible for your life. This is the foundation principle you must embrace if you plan for happiness and success in your life. For many people, failure is never the result of the choices they made. Everything is someone else’s fault. Every problem can be explained away with reasons why they can’t affect the situation or the outcome. Every failure has a scapegoat that they can use to avoid taking responsibility for their own actions.
What Is The Meaning Of Taking Responsibility For Your Life?
#Taking 100% responsibility means that you acknowledge that you are the one who creates everything that happens to you.
means that you take responsibility of your past results, present experiences
and future outcomes.
#Taking responsibility means you acknowledge that you are the driver of your life! No one can live your life for you. Taking full responsibility means giving away all the blames, the excuses and complains.
to Take Responsibility for Your Life:
Realize that You Are the One Creating Your Results: When it comes to taking responsibility, it’s important to realize that you are the one who creates the results in your life. Imagine your parents bequeath a huge amount of money to you. What do you do with the money? You can either spend the money wastefully or you can choose to invest the money. When you spend the money wastefully. You end up broke. That’s the result you get. On the other hand, if you choose to invest the money, you will have an increased net worth. The event is the same, but the choice determines outcome.
▪Make No Excuses! They Fuel Failure:
Excuses fuel failure. Making excuses instead of taking 100% responsibility for your actions, your thoughts, and your goals are the hallmark of people who fail to succeed both in their personal and professional lives. These are some of the common excuses that people often make.
How many of these excuses have you used:
“I don’t have time.”
“I don’t have enough money.”
“I can’t because I have kids.”
“I don’t have an education.”
“I don’t know how to do it.”
“I can’t change because this is who I am.”
“I always have bad luck.” Etc.
?Stop making excuses and start taking responsibility now.
▪Stop Playing the Blame Game:
When something is not happening according to your plan, what do you do? For most people, they blame, they complain, and they make excuses that it was not their fault. In other words, they are giving away the power to control and to make a change. No matter how hard you try to blame others for the events of your life, each event is the result of choices you made and are making.
Stop blaming your parents, family, friends, economy; your upbringing for your lot in life. Ask yourself what you can do to improve or change the situation. Blaming keeps you in victim mode and hinders you are dis-empowered to make changes to your situation. When you stop blaming and accept responsibility, you shift from victim to victor.
▪Learn to Live in the Moment:
Life is now. So live in the present. Avoid Dwelling on the Past. Throw all your excuses out the door. Take responsibility for this moment and make the best of it to reclaim the past and create the future you want.
▪Becoming an Optimist: Helen Keller once said: “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Everything starts with your thinking. It is how you think that will determine how you live. Therefore, to take responsibility for your life, you must begin first by thinking positively.
#No one can be successful by constantly making excuses and blaming others for everything.
#You must learn to accept the responsibility for your actions. You must learn to be accountable for your results. You must learn to take ownership of your mistakes and failures.
#The moment you take 100% responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life. ?So to sum it up: The moment you take 100% responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you discover you are unstoppable! To your success!