Take Responsibility and Magic May Happen

Take Responsibility for your life and see what happens. It may just be magical.

I am currently doing a 30 day video challenge.   Take Responsibility

I shot one of my videos on the subject “Responsibility or Blame”.

Some people take responsibility for their lives in total. What I mean by this is they accept responsibility for their successes and their failures.

Other people blame events or people outside of themselves. They never take responsibility.

I found a short video that Oprah also made on the same subject. I will include both mine and Oprah’s videos here but first let me tell you more about why I say magic may happen.

Oprah and Robert Kiyosaki

After I had shot my video and placed it on my video blog I got to thinking more about Oprah.

I got to thinking about the precession  that occurred because   Oprah took responsibility for her life. As you probably know she had an abusive awful childhood. She could have sat around and felt sorry for herself and been full of hate for the rest of her life.

But she didn’t. She went on to be an amazing catalyst for change for many people around the world.

You may know that I  have worked with Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad.  I have known him for 20+ years and was the CEO of the company he partnered with to promote him in Austrlia and New Zealand.

Robert’s  success took off when he went onto Oprah’s show – and he has since impacted and changed many lives all around the world.

So see the precession?

Robert Kiyosaki also knows what it means to take Responsibility

Robert and his wife Kim were determined to get him on Oprah’s show and believe me they worked hard to do it.

I cannot remember the exact numbers  in what I am going to say but it was something like this as a result of him being on the show.

Rich Dad Poor Dad had been number 80 something on Amazon and is shot to number 1 over night and enjoyed years in that spot.

The Cashflow Quadrant  (his next book) went from number 300 and something to number 8 overnight.

I personally used to get to read testimonies from people who’s lives were changed by those books.

None of  those changes would have happened if it was not for Oprah’s willingness to take responsibility for her life and Robert and Kim Kiyosaki doing the same.

This is why I say – take responsibility and magic may happen. You just never know!  And I can assure you people who live in blame never create magic in their lives.

Here is the video I made



And here is what Oprah has to say on the subject.

I am looking forward to reading your feedback on Take Responsibility and Magic May Happen.

Make it a great day.






Sue Price
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30 thoughts on “Take Responsibility and Magic May Happen

  1. Arleen

    I do take responsibility for life. There are always good and bad in life but at the end of day it is your problem not someone else. We can blame others but at the end of day it is our life and I think it is our responsibility to make the best of what we have. My husband has always said I am like a Polyanna and I never look to blame others. I say what is the point. I just pick myself up and move on. Negative thoughts and actions are toxic. Good points you made Sue
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Arleen

      In the short time I have known your through our blogs I get you would be one to take responsibility. You are spot on negative thoughts and actions are toxic. It is very sad so many people don’t see that. I find it difficult to be around negative people.

      Thanks for your comment Arleen. I hope you are having a nice weekend.


    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Siraj

      Welcome to my blog and thanks for finding me.

      I see you understand the importance of taking responsibility. You are correct in saying it does not matter how your childhood was you must move on. It is amazing how people like Oprah have done it so well and others just get stuck.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Have a great day.


  2. Viola Tam

    Hi Sue,

    First of all, congratulations on your Video Shooting Journey! Well done for taking responsibility.

    As Oprah rightly mentioned, as soon as we accept responsibility and move forward, everything changes. No more buying into our own excuses. The shift into action mode naturally brings results. I remember Michael Oliver’s saying about Success :
    1. Decide to be successful
    2. Willingness to learn
    3. Commitment to actions

    All these 3 areas require us to take responsibility. Often, people fail to take responsibility at step 1 – blaming that they simply do not have the time to investigate which is the best path to go forward in life. Then, before they know it, life just quietly slipped away, day after day, year after year!

    Awesome insights, Sue! May more people be blessed with this timeless simple truth.

    Viola Tam – The Business Mum
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Viola

      Thanks for the comment on my video shooting. It is amazing doing them so regularly and it does get easier and easier 🙂

      I love that message from Oprah and it is such a simple truth as you said at the end here.

      I love Michael Oliver’s insights on success you have shared here. I agree with you many people do not do the first step. I guess that is when they are caught up in blame and cannot see they can make a simple decision.

      Oh yes Viola the way life can slip away as the days turn into years. I am so mindful of that these days.

      Thanks for your comment. I hope you are having a nice weekend.


  3. Jane

    Great insight and great video Sue! There is no point in blaming the others for anything regarding our life. If I get to say its “my” life, then only “I” am responsible for it – for all the good and all the bad.

    And as Oprah says we should not be waiting for anyone or anything to make our life better; that’s just waste of time!

    Thanks so much for the thoughtful videos 🙂
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Jane

      Thanks for your comment here. I can see from what you say here you do take responsibility. Yes as you said we are responsible for all the good and the bad.

      Have a great week ahead.


  4. Karl E Bennett Jr

    Hi Sue,

    Good title, that is what drew me to read your posts and watch the videos. I was one of those people who never wanted to take responsiblity for the things that happened in my life. In most cases, I look to blame other people. Sue, after spending time reflecting on my life, and doing some deep soul searching. I came to the conclusion that life is all about choices. I needed to realize it is me making poor choices, at the time my life was not what I wanted it to be. I needed to make better choices. I definitely resonated with you and Oprah’s video. One has to take responsibility, you can change anything after you have acknowledged it. You post was a great reminder to always look toward me first whenever I am not getting the results I want in every situation I find myself in.
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Karl

      Thanks for your comment on the title here. That means so much to me as I am working on getting better at titles.

      I think many people start out like you. Heck I did. Until I did my first personal development course I thought life “happened to me”. I had no clue I had choices. I am so glad I found another path as you have now too. Yes we can all make choices and if things are not like we want we can make better ones.

      Thanks for your feedback.

      Have a great week Karl.


  5. Adrienne

    Hey Sue,

    Boy are you ever right and I say this all the time too.

    In the past I’ve had so many friends that did nothing but complain about their lives. About the people in them, the things that were happening or the things that were not happening. I think this is where my patience wears thin because they never took responsibility for their own lives and did something about it.

    We are all in control of our own lives. It’s the decisions we make and the things we do that can make the difference. We can’t keep playing the blame game or like you said, nothing magical could ever possibly happen for us.

    I love this message and enjoyed both yours and Oprah’s videos. Love this message and it’s one I believe a lot of people need to hear.

    Good luck with this challenge. I know you’ve been doing great with the videos lately. Definitely one up on me my friend. Have a great week too and see you later.

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Adrienne

      I knew you would agree with this message. Now you are a perfect example of someone who gets on with life. In the relatively short time I have known you there have been some not go good things happen in your life. But you get up and laugh again.

      I am like you I cannot handle people whinging and complaining all the time. And then you see other people who have horrible stuff they have to deal with and they are amazing.

      I used Oprah here as she is an example everyone knows. I think sometimes people go through difficult times so they can help others.

      Thanks for the encouragement with the videos. I am on day 19 so 11 to go. There have been a couple of times I thought of throwing it in but I won’t as I committed. It is not that difficult to do these short ones.

      See you at the end of the week Adrienne. Have a successful one until then and thank you for your feedback here.


  6. William Butler

    Hi Sue,
    I learned at an early age to accept responsibility. I had that drilled into me when I entered the military at age 17. Like Oprah, I too had an awful childhood. But I was never one to let that hold me back. I decided to use all negativity as motivation to better myself.

    In the military, those who balked at taking responsibility had the nickname of being a WSM… a whining, snivelling malcontent. I don’t know of anyone who would take pleasure in having that reputation. I do know many people though, who continue to point a finger of blame at others, and nothing is ever their fault.

    These people haven’t been too terribly successful either. They need to see your video!

    Kind Regards,
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Bill

      Good on you for being like Oprah and not letting your childhood hold you back. I can well but imagine that the military is a place where people learn to take responsibility. I do not think too many people would like to be known as WSM – hmm I can think of a few people I could call that now.

      I too know people who blame others. It is such a dis-empowering thing to do but it seems like some people think they are victims of life.

      I agree there are many people who need to watch my video but sadly I think they are the people who will not. I am always hopeful though 🙂

      Thanks for your comment Bill and have a good week.


  7. Donna Merrill

    Hi Sue,

    If there is one pet peeve that I have is people that do the “blame game” because it is just impossible to converse with them…(unless they are going for professional help!) This sort of personality just gets under my skin and even can effect me emotionally and physically.

    We each have to take responsibility for ourselves and I learned that lesson a very long time ago. I was out on my own at 17 and never turned back. Now I could have blamed my “dysfunctional” family and still be sitting around boo hooing about it. But NO…I chose to take the responsibility of my life.

    When we do, we feel uplifted. As you mentioned in your video about the law of attraction, it really is true. As we take more responsibility for ourselves, good things do come our way.

    I love that you are doing videos! Keep it up girl.

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Donna

      I am just like you. I need to distance myself from people who play the blame game as much as I can.

      I am like you and took responsibility at a young age. I was fortunate enough also to be introduced to personal development at a young age. That started a whole journey for me.

      Ah thanks for your encouragement with the videos Donna. I just said in response to Adrienne also encouraging me that I have felt like throwing it in a couple of times. I have 11 more days to go 🙂

      Thanks for your comment Donna. I am so looking forward to seeing the new hair.

      Have a good rest of your week.


  8. Kumar Gauraw

    Hi Sue,

    I remember your last video about taking responsibility vs blaming others. I think I also shared my example of looking into mirror vs looking out the window metaphor I learnt from my mentor.

    And again, I think when we take responsibility, magic does happen – within, around us, in relationships … everything takes a positive turn when we take responsibility.

    I posted an article about my favorite Cricket player and the world’s most admired player, Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement and what leadership lessons we can draw from his life. And I must tell you, the reason people love him so much, is because he took responsibility for his role, for his challenges, his mistakes and for his performance. By doing that, he achieved the pinnacle of success which others can’t even dream of.

    Thank you for sharing Oprah’s video and Robert Kiyosaki’s story.

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Kumar

      You may have picked up by my repeated videos and post on this subject it is a pet topic of mine:-)

      I love your example of looking into the mirror vs looking out of the window. And yes magic does happen when we take responsibility.

      Now Kumar you almost made me fall off my chair when you started talking about cricket. I know you live in Texas and I have never had an American mention the game. In fact do they know what it is? 🙂 I had a quick look at your profile and see you were born in India so understand your love of the game. I do not pay much attention to the game (unlike most Australians) but my brother and husband are fanatics. I just called me husband and asked if he know Sachin Tendulkar and he gave me a look like I was crazy. He told me he is the most famous Indian batsman. I will read about him later.

      Robert Kiyosaki was very big on this subject. He has zero tolerance for people who blame others. He even used to have a game in his seminars all about responsibility.

      Thanks for your contemn Kumar. Do you ever get to watch cricket in the USA?

      Have a good rest of your week.


      1. Kumar Gauraw

        LOL! Cricket in America can be a funny thing and the only reason I love cricket because I was born in India 🙂 I am still an Indian citizen living in the USA, so I keep myself in touch with my Indian heritage, I guess – with passion 🙂

        Yes, we do watch Cricket (and we also play cricket) here in the USA but the national team of USA isn’t known much and I don’t even know name of any player in the USA’s national cricket team although they do have a team.

        And being in Australia, if you don’t know about cricket, that’s a bit hard to comprehend as well. After all, Australia is the only nation that remained the World Champions continuously 3 times and dominated the world cricket for over a decade recently. How did you avoid knowing about cricket and Sachin altogether? 🙂

        Thanks for your response. Enjoy your rest of the day!

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        1. Sue Price Post author

          Hi Kumar

          I think it is great to keep in touch with your Indian heritage. We have many Indians living in Australia and consequently many Indian restaurants. It is one of my favorite cuisines.

          I am surprised that cricket is played in the USA but I guess there is people living there from countries that played it as a major sport like both India and Australia.

          When I say I do not know about cricket it is more that I am not too interested. My father (deceased) and my brother are/were total fanatics. It was on the television all day when the matches were on. But somehow I tuned out. My husband now loves it as does our daughter. My husband could not believe I did not know Sachin either 🙂 Most Australians pay much more attention to cricket than me.

          You have a good rest of your day too Kumar. It is now Thursday morning here.


  9. Sylviane Nuccio

    Hi Sue,

    Great post and I couldn’t agree more. Taking responsibility for what we do is crucial in order to succeed.

    In the past I have blamed others a lot for what happened to me at times, but no more. Today I take full responsibility and it’s actually liberating.

    I really enjoyed both videos too.
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Sylviane

      I am sure we have all blamed others at times. When we get it does not serve us and take responsibility yes as you say it is so liberating. I think it also gives us much more of a sense of being able to create what we want.

      Glad you enjoyed the videos 🙂 I am not quite Oprah but I am giving it a go 🙂

      See you on your blog tomorrow. Thanks for your comment here.


  10. Sudipto

    Hey Sue,
    Nice post and Yes, there are always good and bad days in life but the important thing is that we have to take our responsibility and try to achieve our goal. We can only achieve our goal, if we take our responsibility and have positive attitude toward life. Thanks for sharing this post with us.
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Sudipto

      Spot on there are always good and bad days and it depends on how we view them and our attitude.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Have a nice weekend.


  11. Chris

    It is so tempting at times to blame where we are on our parents or some “bad break” that happened to us. Taking responsibility for where we are can be tough. It forces you to look in the mirror and face the one person you can’t fool with even the most convincing story.
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Chris

      I agree it can be tempting to blame – anything or others. I think the more we take responsibility as individuals the less we fall into that trap.

      Thanks for your comment here.


    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Rajat

      Yes we would be keeping ourselves in the dark if we did not take responsibility.

      Thanks for your comment here.