Accountability Challenge Week 31: Taking Responsibility
You are exactly where you are supposed to be in your life, right now.
These words may or may not be of comfort to you as you assess your present circumstances, however they are undeniably true.
You may not like where you are in certain areas of your life ( I know I don’t) I’ve heard it said that we don’t always get what we want in life, but we always get what we deserve.
It is very easy, and convenient to blame external forces for our present conditions. We can blame the weather, the economy, the government, our teachers, our parents, our spouse, children, the person who gave us that bad advice etc etc for any number of outcomes that have left us less than satisfied in our lives.
The truth is whether we like it or not, WE are responsible for our choices, for our thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and our circumstances. This may not be something you want to hear. I know I’ve found it quite convenient to hold other people responsible for why I haven’t achieved more success in certain areas of my life.
Do you ever pass the buck of responsibility?
Do you sometimes pass off on taking ownership in your life? Until we take ownership of every aspect of our lives (good, bad or indifferent) we will continue to perform at levels that are well below our true potential.
I believe that taking ownership or responsibility for the circumstances in our lives is the first and most important step toward realizing the goals and dreams that are important to us.
If your are not in the kind of shape that you want to be in your life: physically, financially, in your relationships than it’s time for you to take ownership.
Repeat after me…” I am the problem. I am also the solution”. I may be a mistake maker, but I am also a mistake breaker”.
Where can you take responsibility in your life today? What will you do differently tomorrow?
Thought for the week:“I am the problem. I am also the solution”.
Mark Hudon, CFP™, CCS™
Financial Fitness Coach, Certified Cash Flow Specialist™
Creator of The Core Conditioning Program™
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