100% personal responsibility, 100% of the time Wow! Big call–yes, yet such a simple concept. The beauty is almost all humans have the ability to take 100% responsibility for themselves 100% of the time.
Whether you are a pauper on the streets or a wealthy aristocrat, or anyone in between you have the power to choose 100% responsibility for yourself and have some influence on how your life happens. No person has more of an advantage than another person.
What is 100% responsibility?
What I am referring to here is your ability, in fact your choice, to take responsibility for how you think about things and the attitudes you choose.
Imagine how free you can feel when you take 100% responsibility for all of your choices and decisions. This is the key to personal freedom. When you know in your heart you are responsible for yourself on all levels, you can tap into a feeling of internal freedom that no one can take from you. When you commit to 100% responsibility 100% of the time you will experience a much less stressful life. From this place, you can manifest what you want in life more easily. Life becomes more in flow, easy, fluid.
I remember why I started my first business, many years ago. At the time I was working for a large corporate. I had worked for several companies and different bosses, and didn’t enjoy the rigid structures I had to work within. I felt that most of my results were out of my control because of the boundaries I had to work within. Unfortunately I had the experience of working for a boss who enjoyed taking credit for what others did well and chastising them for anything that didn’t. I decided that I wanted to take personal responsibility for my results – good or otherwise. I started a marketing consultancy company and never looked back. Today I can’t imagine working for someone else. I love the freedom of being able to take 100% responsibility for my results no matter what they are.
The same applies in our personal lives. When you decide to take 100% responsibility for who you are, where you want to go and your actions you experience a beautiful sense of personal freedom. There is no blame, because you have chosen a particular thought, action or decision. The people who experience life the most are those who take responsibility and learn the lessons as they walk through life, versus the people who choose to blame external influences for the hand they are dealt. The latter group miss the lessons and miss out on some of the gems in life.
Nobody else can make this choice for you
Thoughts and attitudes are internal processes therefore you are the only person who can choose them. Alternatively, you can choose to allow others to influence you. Again, that is your choice.
It is futile to waste time and energy on blaming others for your situation and results. You are where you are in life because of all of the choices you have made up to this moment.
As discussed in Chapter 3 of the book 'Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude—Choose your 'Tude!' you cannot not make a choice. Choosing to do nothing is still making a choice. Choosing to live life at the peril of external forces, blaming your situation on other things or people outside yourself is a choice.
Some people appear to have a charmed life where everything happens as they intend it. Some call this lucky. However it is in fact their choice. They have chosen positive intentions, thoughts and actions, which result in creating what they want. These people are not attached to a rigid outcome because they know they will create a positive result. If their result is not 100% exactly as they imagined it to be, it will be close and therefore they can relax and enjoy the outcome.
Whether you are aware of it or not, you ultimately take 100% responsibility for your choices 100% of the time because your results are determined by your choices, subconsciously or consciously. You are the product of your choices. As such you have to live with your self as you have created it through the choices you have made.
I am grateful for the strength, courage and openness to live my desired life
I receive everything I deserve graciously and easily
I take 100% responsibility for my thoughts, beliefs, words and actions
I am open to my full potential on all levels
Can you think of some of your own?