Accepting Personal Responsibility For Our Fulfillment In Life

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rainbow scene Accepting Personal Responsibility For Our Fulfillment In Life 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 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?

Photo by Tambako the Jaguar

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17 thoughts on “Accepting Personal Responsibility For Our Fulfillment In Life

    • @Glen – I really loved your post about being enough! You are so right. I hope everyone reads it and believes they are good enough to do whatever it is they desire.

      Thanks for the comment!

  1. @Steve – Motivation is certainly a personal thing. Each of us has to take the time to discover what lights our passion!

    @Beth – Glad you enjoyed it! I agree that we have to look in the mirror and know that we are the only ones that can make us happy.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. Wahoo!

    I also say that we can’t always choose what happens to us, but we can always choose how we react to it. If we react with blame than that takes the victim role and creates a negative set of consequences.

    We can’t always be positive about everything, but as long as we remember that we are choosing to have a negative reaction, the consequences won’t be so far reaching.

  3. Delightful article :)

    There is a doctor named Dr. Joe Vitale ( who heals patients without ever seeing them in person. Dr. Joe Vitale heals them by healing the part of his Self that created them in the first place. He takes the responsibility of creating not only his life but also everyone in it including everything he sees, hears, tastes, touches, or in any way experiences, because he realizes that there is no out there. In other words, when I receive negative feedback it is still part of my consciousness and reality. When I take responsibility for all of reality then I give myself the power to change anything within reality. It is the meaning or reason you give this for being in your consciousness and reality is what will determine the difference of how it will change.

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  5. @Alex – Great observations! Choosing how we react to things that happen to us is so incredibly powerful.

    @Nicholas – I’m not sure that I follow the premise of Vitale’s teachings. Frankly, it seems a little out there to me. Maybe I’m just not familiar enough with it.

    @Christopher – I think we all have to remind ourselves of these things from time-to-time so they can thoroughly sink in!

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  8. so true that the only person there is to blame is ourselves but i don’t think that we should blame anybody. blaming is dwelling on the past, be proactive and sort it out. it doesn’t matter what it was. that’s the past. who cares why it turned out that way. fix it. now.

    spot on about people hiding behind excuses.

    awesome advice. really like step 3 because most people wish their lives were better but never do anything to improve.

    solid stuff


  9. we are the architech of our destiny, untill you move nothing moves,therefore lets take inventory of our lives cos winners never quit, quiters never win.

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