“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
I have told my sons (both teens) when they have asked me for advice before taking a decision, whatever they decide to do, to remember they are responsible for each of their actions. Nobody else.
They have learned that every action has a reaction or a consequence, it depends totally on us and we will always be solely responsible for the decision or choice that was taken and of course of the final outcome.
But, this does not apply only to our kids, as adults, you have to learn to take responsibility for your life.
If things go wrong, you tend to blame everybody and everything around you. You blame it on the weather, on your boss, on your neighbor, on your kids, and so on… It doesn’t mean that you have to blame yourself. Please don’t get me wrong, this is not the time to punish anybody for what went wrong. Taking responsibility means that you take control of the situation, identify what needs to be done, and do it!
“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John C. Maxwell
Be honest with yourself, don’t make up all kind of excuses.
The excuses you will use is only to try to justify what went wrong. But block you from the reality of what you should do to improve or change things.
Leave all excuses behind.
Know exactly what you want to achieve and go for it.
Taking full responsibility for your life, means that you take control, prepares you for the future and keeps you motivated.
Now is the time to take action, it depends all on you.