Personal Responsibility


The first step of getting from where you are to where you want to be is to take full responsibility for everything in your life.

Of course I am not talking about taking responsibility for earthquakes, tsunamis, fires and floods and unavoidable events. I am talking about talking full responsibility of your beliefs, thoughts, your chosen emotional responses, daily habits and actions.

For example, if you are dissatisfied about your current job, it is best to evaluate all the things that you can control.

Belief: What are your current beliefs about the job? Upon reflection, are your beliefs valid? Is your job consistent with your core beliefs and values? Do you have any limiting beliefs about your potential in your profession? Do you feel that you are worthy of something better?

Thoughts: What are your recurring thoughts about your job? Are your thoughts related to what you can accomplish in your job? Are your thoughts related to solving challenges, or are you fixated on problem admiration? Can you change your thoughts about your job? If you change your thoughts about the job, would your feelings about your job change?

Feelings: How are you choosing to feel about your job? Can you change how you feel? Does your emotional outlook affect how your co-workers respond to you? If you were in a different job, would your emotional response be different?

Actions: Do you have a long term plan to find another job? Do you need additional education? Have you researched other professions that you are interested in? Are there any actions that you can take in your current job to make the job more enjoyable or more lucrative?

When you take responsibility of where you are in life, you will take full ownership of what you can control in order to move forward towards your goals.

If you do not take responsibility, you are more likely to end up complaining or blaming people or circumstances for where you are in life. You will most likely stay in the same place and engage in the same thoughts, feelings and habits that have lead to your current level of satisfaction. You will continually collect data to support the belief that you are a victim and that the world is out to get you. You will hold other people accountable for your thoughts feelings and actions.

Believe that you are worthy of having the life that you desire. Choose to focus on thoughts that lead to problem solving and creating value to others. Realize that you are in control of the majority of your emotional responses and that your emotional responses have a great influence on those around you. Take the action that is needed for you to create the life our your dreams!

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12 Responses to “Personal Responsibility”

  1. Hi!

    I completely agree with this: “The first step of getting from where you are to where you want to be is to take full responsibility for everything in your life. Take the action that is needed for you to create the life of your dreams!”
    After all, we do determine our own paths in life. It’s our choice if we will remain stranded mulling over the things we could have done or if we will start doing the things that we’ve been wanting to achieve.

    By the way, I have a somehow similar view when it come to these things. If you have time, feel free to visit out site. Here’s a link to my fist post http://raisondetre2012.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/the-best-path-to-success/ . I’m very interested to hear your opinion. Thanks…

  2. You could add a tag for Law of Attraction on this – a lot of what you say here falls right in line with it. It’s important to listen to your body and keep in contact with your feelings and emotions when it comes to employment. Part of the reason for my meltdown back in 2002 was because I didn’t! When you take responsibility for what’s not yours a little poker called “resentment” rises up and oh what a poison maker that is! Hone your intuition – it will guide you.

    • Thank you very much for the feed back. You are right that taking personal responsibility for the things that only you have control of relates to codependency as well. I agree that at tag for the “Law of Attraction” would be appropriate as well.

  3. A self-cleaning dog… I love it! LOL. Thanks for the smile.

  4. I want to put something deep and insirational in this comment box, but I can’t stop giggling about the dog. HYSTERICAL!!! And useful! That is my fav for the day. Thanks so much for including that pic in your post. Love it love it love it.

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