“Society has gotten to the point where everybody has a right but nobody has a responsibility.”
No one is responsible for your happiness but yourself! No one else can make you happy but you! You will never make any changes to your life or make progress in life if you don’t take full responsibility of your life! It is too easy to conform to what society is calling the norm. There is a saying: “most of the world is asleep, and only a few are awake.” ~ Author Unknown Are you asleep or awake? Are you in the driver’s seat or are you a passenger just passing through life sightseeing?
We make many decisions every day of our lives; with every decision we must be willing to be responsible for the consequences of our decisions. Granted some decisions bring on greater consequences than others yet great or small we must claim responsibility for those decisions. “Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
With most decisions come ACTION, again we must take responsibility for our actions! Do you find yourself setting goals and then forgetting about them or getting sidetracked? Don’t give up, sit down, refocus and get yourself back on track to moving forward. There will always be many circumstances we encounter in life to throw us off course, sometimes even knock us down. Get up, brush yourself off and get moving! “The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.” ~ Joan Didion
Are you a product of circumstances? We can only make decisions with the information we have at the time of the decision being made. Often we gain additional information after the decision is made, we may be forced to add to or take away from our previous final decision. That is okay to change your mind! You now have further current information with additional facts to make a more accurate decision. This all is part of life and its okay to make changes! “Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.” ~ Epictetus
We need to take control of our life! Have you notice many people always have the answers to your problem but not their own problems? It is always easier to see out than to see in! Don’t allow yourself to become a victim! Suck it up, saddle up and take total control of your journey through life. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“Successful people choose to do what they want to do, rather than what they think they have to do.” ~ Unknown
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