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I Take Personal Responsibility

Aug 23, 2021

BLOG:  I Take Personal Responsibility -Pillar #2

Pillar number 2 of the Prosperity Pillars  is the principle, “I Take Personal Responsibility”. Now this is a big one and it's difficult for a lot of people.

Tony Robbins  said, “It's in your moments of decision that you shape your destiny.” Or another way you can put that is in your moments of decision, your destiny is shaped.

Now there's a big difference between creating your life (which was principle number 1)  and taking responsibility for your life. There's a huge difference!

Taking Responsibility Is Empowering

You may be very proactive with your life, but are you taking responsibility for your life? Because responsibility is not just a success principle. It's also a very empowering concept if you think about it. Creating your life is a very proactive thing for you to do, but taking responsibility for your life, and knowing that your life is where it is because of your thoughts goes above and beyond.

Understand that not focusing on the problem is done by focusing on the solution. It's not about where you’ve gotten in your life, it's where you can go. Being empowered  by taking responsibility for your life will lead you to have more control over the circumstances.

When you focus on greater solutions for the circumstances in your life you create more happiness. I mean think about that for a minute!

If you believe that you are responsible for your life, then you can believe you can create a life however you'd like to create it. That's so important!

Begin Today to Take Responsibility

I believe it's important for you to be able to both Decide AND a Commitment to be responsible for situations in your life. You can begin today to make the decision: I will take personal responsibility for my life, for my actions, for the circumstances in my life.

But I want you to also go a step further and make the commitment to be responsible for your life. A lot of us make decisions but we don't stay committed. Make the decision today to make the commitment, and I promise you several things are going to happen for you.

I promise you that great leaders are all ones that take responsibility for their action, for their life.

You’ll Become Empowered with This Commitment 

Now, funny things will happen when you take responsibility for your life.

  • Your lens and your perception on your life will start to change.
  • You’ll view situations differently.
  • You’ll view situations with more optimism.
  • You will view them through a different lens that allows you to create the lessons that you've learned.
  • Then you’ll be able to move forward rather than dwell on the problem.
  • You'll create solutions and your objective with your life, and with your situations, will become completely different.

Stephen Covey with his principles of successful people has talked about taking a minute before reacting after some stimulus happens in your life. How you react in that split second will differentiate you from the average person and the successful person. Don't react!

Take a minute to be responsible for the outcome of every situation.

Ways To Take Responsibility

You can become responsible for your life by being objective. Situations take a perspective when you view them. Maybe this situation you’re in is happening for your benefit, and maybe there's a different outcome than what your mind originally could come up with.

Another way you can be responsible and take personal responsibility is to tell yourself, in any situation, that “I take responsibility.” Say it out loud!

By simply making that statement, making that powerful intention, you’re creating a more powerful life.

Your Intentions Are Powerful

See, I believe that your intentions are powerful. And I also believe that you need to give yourself more credit. Sometimes we don't give ourselves enough credit.

A mentor of mine, Ed Mylett , has said, “You need to give yourself more credit for your intentions, not just your actions.”

A lot of us judge ourselves, judge our lives, our jobs, our success, by our actions. When having the intention of taking personal responsibility, they can be just as powerful.

These are things that I want you to be able to do. I want you to be able to not only proactively create your life but also take responsibility for your life. Make the decision. Make the commitment.

Change your perception and you'll begin to see some powerful changes in your life.

Implementing This Principle

Now for today I want to give you a strategy to be able to implement this principle into your life.

  1. I want you to identify a situation that you’ve been struggling with.

Maybe it’s at work, or it's at home. Maybe it's with a relationship; just not getting along with someone.

Maybe you're not seeing a result that you want; you've seen some failures or suffered some setbacks. I want you to identify that situation, just find one, and take responsibility. 

  1. Decide that you're going to take responsibility and watch what happens.

Solutions will present themselves. You'll feel more empowered and more happy. Identify a situation today that you can take responsibility for. Exercise your choice to be responsible.

You have greatness within you. I believe it's never too late for you to begin living the life you were meant to live. So continue on that path.

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