Taking Responsibility

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“Responsibility finds a way. Irresponsibility makes excuses!”
Gene Bedley

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It is with hindsight that we tend see that we are totally responsible for our own lives. Blame and excuses are the hallmarks of an unsuccessful life.

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People who take complete responsibility for their lives experience control of circumstances. They are able to make choices because they understand that they are responsible for their choices.

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When you are not trying to escape from your life, you take control, face what is going on and so the world and new options open up for you. When you do not take responsibility for your life you give away your personal power.

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With responsibility you start taking action not just when you feel like it. Improvement is not about short spurts once in a while. Consistent action is what really pays off and can help you achieve just about anything.

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By being responsible you build your self esteem to higher levels. And may discover that many smaller problems you experience regularly such as negative thinking, self-defeating behaviour and troubled relationships with yourself and others start to correct themselves as your self esteem improves. You gain an inner stability and can create your own positive feelings within without the help of validation from other people.

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Why do people often have self esteem problems? I would say that one of the big reasons is that they do not take responsibility for their lives. Instead someone else is blamed for the bad things that happen and a victim mentality is created and empowered.

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Take responsibility for your life. There is really no way around it and the difference is really measurable. You feel so much better about yourself even if you only take personal responsibility for your own life for today. Try it and see the improvement it makes.

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“A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences. You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the choices you make.”
Denis Waitley

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