Archive for Responsibility
Failing at something you love is always better than succeeding at something you hate. Today I am reminded that it’s sometimes easier to settle for less than what I most desire, but I know as well that I deserve to have truly amazing things happen in my life, so I am prepared to do whatever is necessary to be wildly successful at the things I love most.
Living a life that matters is a choice. The life you have today, right now, is the life you created. It’s the result of all of the choices you’ve made up to today. If your life is not what you had hoped it would be, then make a conscious decision to make it better.
When you begin to understand that your life is comprised of a series of choices that you’ve made – for better or for worse – and that you can make different choices now, then truly phenomenal transformation is possible. When you adopt the mindset that you’re choosing to do something rather than feeling and believing that you have to do something, you put yourself in a position of power. You become the driver in your life.
The only thing that you have complete control over in your life is what you think at any given point in time, and your thoughts influence your feelings and your actions. People who achieve what they want in life, people who are considered successful, think differently than less successful people.
Start each day with the firm belief that amazing things are going to happen that day. Choose to start each day knowing that today is YOUR day! Decide that you are going to focus on the good, the positive, the kindness shown you, the generosity of others, and the possibilities that are available to you.
When you deliberately and consciously think about the good and the wonder and magic in the world and in your life right now, you will begin to experience more positive feelings and actions.
What you think is a choice – it is always a choice. It is under your control. So choose wisely!
You, and you alone, are responsible for creating a life that matters, a life that has meaning and fills your soul. No one is going to do it for you. If you don’t take any action, then nothing will change. If you take inspired, effective action, then amazing things can happen.
To truly be responsible for your life and the direction in which it is headed, you must first take responsibility for your key life decisions. There’s a quote in Brian Tracy’s book, Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, that really captures this point. He says:
“Never do or refrain from doing something because you are concerned about what people might think about you. The fact is nobody is even thinking about you at all….The truth is that no one cares more about your key life decisions than you do. Plan accordingly.”
How true is that? It’s amazing how many people are willing to let what others think and say to influence their major life decisions! But the fact is we probably all know someone who is in an unhappy relationship, because they are worried about what other people will think if the relationship ends. Or you may know someone who took a job or pursued a specific career path, because friends and family felt it was the right or the best thing to do.
YOU must care more about your key life decisions than anyone else, and the decisions you make must be congruent with your biggest, boldest desires. When you are true to yourself and to your purpose, then remarkable things can happen. When you choose to be accountable for your major life decisions, then you will become unstoppable.