You can dramatically improve the overall quality of your life far faster than you might think possible. All that is really required is the desire to change, the decision to take action, the discipline to practice the new behaviours you have decided upon and the determination to persist until you get the results you want. Commitment to continual improvement is the key to reaching your potential and to being successful.
Each day you can become a little better than you were yesterday. It puts you one step closer to your potentials. And you will also find that what you get as the result of your growth is not really as important as what you become along the way.
One key to self development and growth is to claim responsibilities.
You are responsible for whatsoever you become because you have unlimited opportunity to become what ever you chose to become. I once told a group of people at a gathering that, there are lots of people with skills or ability to do what they can do, but do not get to do
what they can do because they chose do not develop themselves to do what they can do.
Moses has these words for Joshua in Chapter 1:8 It says this book of the law shall not depart form YOUR mouth that YOU should meditate in it day and night and that YOU may observe to according to all that is written in it than YOU will make YOUR way prosperous and YOU will have good success.
The choice words YOU and YOUR in this passage pass the responsibility of your life to you. You have a choice and your choice is your responsibility.
The most important personal choice you can make is to accept complete responsibility for everything you are and everything you will ever be. This is the great turning point in life. The acceptance of personal responsibility is what separates the superior person from the average person. Personal responsibility is the pre-eminent trait of leadership and the wellspring of high performance in every person, in every situation.
The acceptance of complete responsibility for your life means that you refuse to make excuses or to blame others for anything in your life that you’re not happy about. You refuse, from this moment forward, to criticize others for any reason. You refuse to complain about your situation, or about what has happened in the past. You eliminate all your “if only’s” and “what if’s” and focus instead on what you really want and where you are going.
This decision of yours, to accept complete responsibility for yourself, your life and your results, with no excuses, is absolutely essential if you truly want grow and unlock your full potentials. From now on, no matter what happens, say to yourself, “I am responsible.”
If you are not happy with any part of your life, say, “I am responsible” and get busy changing it. If something goes wrong, accept responsibility and begin looking for a solution. If you are not happy with your current income, accept responsibility and begin doing those things that are necessary for you to increase it. If you are not happy with the amount of time you are spending with your family, accept responsibility for that as well and begin doing something about it.
When you accept responsibility, you feel personally powerful. The acceptance of responsibility gives you a tremendous sense of control over yourself and your life. The more responsibility you accept, the more confidence and energy you have. The more responsibility you accept, the more capable and competent you feel.
The acceptance of responsibility is the foundation of high self-esteem, self-respect and personal pride. The acceptance of personal responsibility lies at the core of the personality of every outstanding man or woman. On the other hand, when you make excuses, blame other people, complain or criticize, you give your power away. You weaken yourself and your resolve. You turn over control of your emotions to the people and situations you are blaming or complaining about.
You do not escape responsibility by attempting to pass it off onto other people. You are still responsible. But you give up a sense of control over your life. You begin to feel like a victim and see yourself as a victim. You become passive and resigned rather than powerful and proactive. Instead of feeling on top of your world, you feel as if your world was on top of
You do not escape responsibility by attempting to pass it off onto other people. You are still responsible. But you give up a sense of control over your life. You begin to feel like a victim and see yourself as a victim. You become passive and resigned rather than powerful and proactive. Instead of feeling on top of your world, you feel as if your world was on top of you. This way of thinking leads you up a blind alley, from which there is no escape. It is a dead end road on which you should refuse to travel.
See you again next week !