“The starting point of personal liberation is for you to accept complete responsibility for who you are and for everything that you become” Brian Tracy.
There is so much truth in the quote above, by taking responsibility for your life you immediately put yourself in the driver seat. You are completely taking responsibility for who you become and what you do with your life. Realizing this is not only liberating but it also puts the control back in your hands. The moment I took complete responsibility for my outcome in life, was the moment everything changed for me. Look at everything you have created in your life thus far, understand it is a direct reflection of what you believe. Responsibility equals control and control equals freedom. Taking responsibility also produces positive emotions.
Here are some practical steps to taking complete responsibility for your life and creating the life you want.
Accept &Take Responsibility- No one else determines the direction of your life. It is totally up to you. You are in charge! Don’t let anyone set in your driver seat in your car and control the direction of your life. You tell yourself “I am responsible for my outcome”
Stop Blaming Others- Don’t blame others for your outcome, don’t blame your job, the economy, politics, your boss, mother or father. Instead, think of how you can resolve the issues in your life. Start taking steps to fixing anything you don’t like.
Throw Out Your Excuses– Stop making an excuse! It will stagnate you, writing down every excuse you can come up with then throw it in the trash.
Substitute Negative Emotions For Positive Emotions- I love this one, negative emotions can be substituted with a positive emotion refuse to let negative emotions control your life. Stop taking things so personally.
Forgiveness! – “Forgive them for they know not what they do”. Please let it go, forgive, it’s not just for the other person it’s for you! Forgiveness will free you from harboring anger inside. Take control and forgive.