Is your life everything you want it to be? Many of us are not experiencing the fulfillment in life that we desire.
Who’s to blame for this? The reality is we have no one to blame but ourselves.
Continuing to point the finger at your parents, spouse, boss, the government, this economy, your kids or anything outside yourself is a cop out. It is choosing to remain right where you are at.
You are simply and conveniently hiding behind a curtain of excuses.
Accepting personal responsibility for your position in life is the foundational step essential for living life to its fullest.
3 things to help you accept responsibility and live a greater life
Our fulfillment in life is our responsibility. It is our job. No one else can do this for us. We individually choose our path in life and how we respond to everything that happens to us.
I want to encourage you to take personal responsibility for your fulfillment and happiness. Here’s some things that I think you can do to get started.
1. Start believing you have what it takes.
We hold many false beliefs about ourselves that often hold us back from pursuing the life we dream of living. Glen at PluginID reminds us You Are Enough!
Whatever it is you want in life, you have what it takes to achieve it. You are so much more than you think. You are better looking, smarter, more valuable, stronger and vastly more capable of handling all that life can throw at you than you currently believe.
Throw out your fears and false beliefs about yourself so you can start living! Believe you have what it takes!
2. Figure out what matters to you and get organized to go for it.
What is it that you’ve always dreamed of doing, but have just been too chicken to try? What matters enough to you to step out of the rut you are in and take a chance? What is it that you want your life to stand for?
Steve at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com walks us through his thought processes in answering these questions in How We Stopped Short Of Becoming Lazy Pieces Of Crap. For Steve, it was his new baby that made him and his wife decide to do more with their lives.
Making a better life for your kids is a fantastic goal! If that works for you, then use it. If not, then find out what does motivate you and get going!
As Steve suggests, find something that moves and inspires you to change. Don’t waste another day wallowing in self-pity and despair! Time is too short!
3. Set a definite plan and take immediate action
Once you believe you are enough and know what you want, then you have to create a definite plan to make the desired changes a reality. Wishful thinking is not going to get you there. You have to take action to make it all happen the way you want.
Break the cycle of the status quo in your life by doing something different. You must step out of your routine and comfort zone to create change. There is no other way.
You can’t keep doing what you’ve always done and expect a different result. Life just doesn’t work that way.
Jonathan offers some great advice on this in 7 Roadblocks to Personal Development. We all face internal barriers to getting what we truly desire. The difference is that some people take the steps necessary to break free and others do not. Which will you be?
Accepting personal responsibility for your life is key to fulfillment
Are you willing to accept personal responsibility for your life? Are you going to stop blaming others, decide what you want and go for it? What’s your plan to get the life you want?
I guarantee you that you have what it takes! The world is your oyster! However, no one is going to hand it over to you on a silver platter. You have demand what you want from life to get it. Following the three steps above will get you a long way toward achieving your dreams!
What has been holding you back and what are you going to do about it?
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