December 26, 2010

100% Responsibility!

This is a sure way to live a successful and happy life
The first step to taking full responsibility is to be responsible for your own personal life. Like discipline, responsibility is one of those words that you may have heard and you’ve developed a bit of allergy to it. But the truth remains, ‘you are totally responsible for your life’. This is the foundation principle you must embrace if you really want to succeed in life and be happy.

As human beings, we are responsible for our own lives. We are responsible for everything that we experience, the decisions we make, our achievements, the results we get, our income, our feelings and generally everything that happens around us.

To achieve major success in life, you must assume 100% responsibility for your life - Jack Canfield
It is so simple but not so easy.
Just like Canfield has said, many of us have been conditioned to put blames on outside influences for the problems we face. We often blame our parents, our bosses, our friends, the media, the social and physical environment, the weather, the economy, traffick on the road, and everything around us we can use as ‘scapegoats’.
The question is,
how long would you keep blaming others for the wrong in your life?
when will traffic stop being the reason for attending classes and meetings late?
for how long would you continue to blame your lecturer for your poor grade…

For instance, I used to hear some people say, “they gave me an F”. But I have also heard some others say, “I made an A!”. What’s the major difference in the both statements. Who gave the F and who made the A?

It is time we stopped looking outside of ourselves for the answers to why things are the way they are or why we are getting the results we have. One important thing to note is that sometimes our responses to particular situations matter a lot. If you don’t like the results you are getting or the outcomes you have, then change the way you respond. There is an old quote that “if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got”. So friends if you want to get something different, why not do something different?

Someone once said that, “when you blame others, you give up your power to change". You have the greatest power to change your life. No one can change it for you. You are in charge-know this, and only you can change you. Remember it is only you that have control over your thoughts – as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he, Prov. 23:7 – and your actions. Change your habit, change your thought, change your reading pattern, your friends, change how you talk, change that thing that has limited you from achieving your purpose and live a quality, happy and successful life. God bless you

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