Moments of crisis, tragedy, or despair are often unavoidable in life. Nobody is to blame for them and we have all been there. However, unlike the uncontrollable energies of these seemingly dark moments, how we choose to act in the face of life’s lows is completely within our control.
No matter what tragedy, hindrance, or upset life throws at us, how we choose to feel and react to it is up to us. We are responsible for the lives that we lead. Yes, 100% responsible. Have you faced up to your responsibility yet?
I am going to share 4 things that you should start (or stop) doing, that could help you to learn how to take responsibility for your own life and your own decisions.
The majority of us would probably say that we take full responsibility for our lives and actions. Despite this, when something goes wrong for us we often become too quick to point the finger; at our parents, teachers, political leaders, or even our God. We blame our past, bad health, or the bad things that have happened to us. There is absolutely no doubt that some of the cards that people are dealt in life can be incredibly cruel and unfair, however, blaming everybody but yourself is not the answer.
We are the creators of our own universe; our lives follow the path that we tell them to follow. However, all of us can encounter twists, turns, and obstacles on this path that are completely out of our control. It could be the loss of a loved one, losing your job, or simply falling into a rut. It is not your responsibility to stop these things, but your responsibility is to face up to them. Your responsibility is to stop making excuses and start living the life that you were meant to.
As individuals, we box ourselves in with excuses. We build around ourselves walls and walls of excuses, preventing us from living out our dreams but also helping us to feel ‘safer’. This means that despite even our best intentions, we keep ourselves stuck in our old, unfulfilling habits and patterns… All as a result of fear.
When we put things off until ‘tomorrow’ and evade our dreams, unable to let go of our hurt and suffering, we live with the danger of dying with regret. In the face of regret, fear of failure and fear of change are trivial. If there is one thing that you should allow yourself to be afraid of, it should be regret. Nobody wants to leave this life knowing that they didn’t make it the best that it could possibly be.
Here are just a handful of some of the biggest regrets of the old or dying:
Do any of these regrets ring true in your own life?
If ‘yes’ then it is not too late for you. You still have the opportunity to take responsibility for your life and the choices that you have made and are now going to make, to create a lifetime of happiness for yourself that you can be proud of.
The time for change is now. Identify everything that you are unhappy with within your life, take responsibility for it, and then become responsible for the changes that you need to make.
Nobody and nothing external of you are capable of standing in the way of your dreams or of making you unhappy. Only you have the power to do that.
So let go of excuses. Tell fear where to go. Choose inner peace and a lifetime of greatness over regret.
If you can begin to become more aware of how you are feeling, how you react to certain situations, and the actions that you take, it can really help you to start taking more responsibility. If you can become more self-aware, you will learn more about yourself, and start taking back control of your own actions and your own life too.
Becoming more aware of yourself, your thoughts, and your actions is a great way to start taking more responsibility for your life. You will know when you may be responsible for a bad decision, for hurting or upsetting someone, or even for positive things that are happening in your life too.
It can be hard to admit certain things in life, such as causing pain and upset to someone, making a bad decision, or even just admitting that you were wrong – but these are all things you should admit if you are to start taking more responsibility for yourself and your life.
When you can admit these things to yourself, and to others, you will start to realize that you are responsible for your own life and how you want to live it.
This can help you to start changing the way you think, making the right decisions, and taking the actions you want to achieve happiness in your life.
If you can take responsibility for your own life and your own actions, you can also become more aware that you are responsible for achieving abundance and happiness in your life too.
Once you become more aware of what you want in life, and how you are going to get it, responsibility will also play a big part in this.