Taking Responsibility

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“The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life.”-Hal Elrod

Have you ever encountered a season of your life where you felt unsatisfied with where you were? You may have thought to yourself, “How in the world did I get to this place?” You experienced the feelings of frustration and disappointment which tried to overwhelm and wreck your emotional state. A season like this can be so uncomfortable and a obvious sign that something needs to change.

We’ve all been to that place at some point in our lives, but what I’ve learned is that in those moments lies the greatest opportunities to take responsibility and experience transformational change. Taking responsibility gives us the opportunity to be in control of the outcome of our situation. Think about how different life would be if we really took complete responsibility for our lives. Imagine the growth we would experience, imagine the dreams that would be fulfilled because we didn’t allow what or who we encountered to keep us stuck.

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” ~ Jim Rohn

There will be situations that we experience that are not in our control and that we can’t change but we can change our response to it. How we respond to what we encounter changes everything. When we take responsibility we learn, grow and make changes so we don’t fall into the trap of our first encounter. When we don’t take responsibility we fall into the trap and become a victim and this keeps us stuck in the same frustrated place.

How do we take responsibility for our lives?

1.) Eliminate excuses

Excuses never result in positive change. When we make excuses it keeps us stuck and limited. Excuses may give us comfort in the short term but it damages us in the long term because it keep us from moving forward and experiencing the change that can help us accomplish dreams.

2.) Be intentional

Be intentional about your thoughts, attitudes and actions because they determine how you respond. If you allow negativity to dominate your thoughts your attitudes and actions will reflect that. If you allow positivity to dominate you will respond in a positive manner and are more likely to produce positive results. Intentionality gives us the power to create the outcome we want.

3.) Create solutions

Create solutions that will give you the outcome you desire. When we take responsibility the ball is in our court and we are in control of the steps we take to reach our goals. Having the opportunity to create solutions challenges our minds to think outside of the box which results in us growing through what we encountered. Creating solutions gives us the chance to build the life we want.

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” ~ Winston Churchill

Taking responsibility is a choice that many people shy awake from because it requires work. If we really want to be successful and live the life of our dreams we have to begin to take responsibility for everything in our lives. When we place blame on other things or situations, it hinders us from experiencing the change we need in order to move forward. No one will ever have a perfect life but we can create a better life by taking responsibility and getting better everyday.

What are the things in your life you want to see change? I want to challenge you to begin think of ways you can make those changes and move forward. Your future is depending on it.

“Success is your duty, obligation and responsibility.”-Grant Cardone

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