Taking responsibility for our lives and our actions is necessary for us to be successful. It is not easy, however it is necessary to have true freedom.
Knowing we are responsible and that we can create our lives is liberating. Blaming others keeps us in victim mode.
We are not victims.
We are powerful human beings.
I think these two quotes sum it up well.
“The price of greatness is responsibility.” ― Winston S. Churchill
“Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. ” – Napoleon Hill
Successful people understand this and they take responsibility for their life and actions.
Sadly though the majority of people blame others. They blame their parents, their boss, the government, their bad luck and so it goes.
Oprah has an excellent message on taking responsibility here.
I think Oprah is a wonderful example of someone taking responsibility for her life and as a result had great success.
Many of my blog posts are about the Law of Attraction. It is a subject I love and am passionate about.
The Law of Attraction entails being responsible. It means we take responsibility for everything that happens in our lives.
My post here explains how it works.
Here are some tips on how to start taking responsibility
- Don’t blame – anything or anyone.
- When things happen that you don’t like don’t waste your time with “should’ve” , “could’ve” or the deadliest of all “if”. What has happened has happened. Accept it an move on.
- Don’t beat up on yourself. Accept yourself and your creations both good and bad.
- Ask yourself empowering questions.
- Look for answers and solutions.
- Know you are a creative being.
Taking responsibility for everything
In my own life, when I first started to understand what taking responsibility really meant, I could only see half of the equation. I could clearly see how I was responsible for the good but not for the unwanted things in my life.
I have two blog posts that clearly illustrate examples of both.
How To Have The Law Of Attraction Work Unintentionally (meaning what you don’t want).
This year I have faced a serious health challenge. When I was diagnosed I did not blame anyone but I did beat up on myself.
I went into a continuous loop of questions like “how did I create this?”, ” why did I create this?”.
And then more berating myself with self talk like “After all the personal development I have done this is what I have created” and so it went on.
None of this is slightly helpful and I had to stop and take responsibility for my circumstance and make a decision to accept it and take positive steps for a return to health.
When I did this many things fell into place for me including the perfect medical team
I also felt powerful and knew I would come out the other side.
Can you see how me taking responsibility helped?
“Eventually we all have to accept full and total responsibility for our actions, everything we have done, and have not done. ”
― Hubert Selby Jr.
Taking responsibility is necessary to be successful and to be happy. It gives us freedom. It is not easy but it is worth it.