Why You Should Take Responsibility For Everything
When you take responsibility for the events happening in your life, great things happen.
Nobody’s perfect, right?
We all make choices, good and bad. Some choices will make you proud. Others, you’ll regret. With time passing forward, that’s just the way life is. Every day we do things that we can’t take back. And sometimes, we have no choice but to accept things the way they are. Or so you think…
People like to say to live your life without regret, almost as if it’s something we should all be afraid of.
Without regret, we’d never know what to improve about ourselves or our lives. How could one expect to accomplish anything without understanding the very nature of their actions?
Naturally, people are reluctant to admit their flaws even though anyone can suffer from a lapse of judgement. After all, it’s only human. There is no denying that we are all capable of making mistakes.
But that’s what’s hard isn’t it?
No one wants to be responsible when things go wrong.
Nobody wants to be disappointed in themselves or feel as if they have let down the people they care about. That can be in business or in life with your family, friends, or colleagues. Ultimately, people want to be happy with themselves and what they’re doing. They don’t want to feel as if they are failing in any way, shape, or form.
However, messing up, failing, or doing the things you know you should not do; this can hurt your confidence, break your faith, and diminish your self-worth. It can make you feel as if what you’re doing is not good enough and keep you from making the decisions that makes you better.
I get it.
No one wants to face failure or experience the grief that comes with losing. But that’s the way of life. You’re going to get hit in the face. One way or another, you’re going to be wrong. You’re going to make a mistake. There’s no avoiding it. It’s inevitable. It happens to EVERYONE.
So let me tell you:
It’s time you start taking responsibility EVERYTHING. The sooner you can learn to start taking responsibility for the things happening in your life, the better.
Admitting when you’re wrong is sometimes the hardest thing you can do, but it’s also one of the best things for you. Because when you are accountable, you choose to be in control. You decide that one mistake won’t decide your fate.
This is the best advice anyone could possibly take in life. When we hold ourselves accountable for the decisions we make, we allow ourselves to LEARN from them. It becomes easier to move on.
The world is NOT fair. It never has been. Honestly, the world absolutely sucks. Bad things happen to good people ALL the time. The world can be a wretched place. But we can’t let that hinder our hope or cloud our vision. We can’t allow every bad thing that ever happens to us to weigh us down or keep us from going after the things we deserve.
Instead of allowing the negative to seep into our lives and distort our realities, we should use our hindsight to motivate us towards a greater, more positive outcome. Our experiences should fuel our dreams.
Believe it or not, our choices DO NOT define our lives.
Our mistakes and failures DO NOT define us. It’s the way we handle the consequences of our choices that make us who we are. Ultimately, it’s our perspectives and mindsets that move us towards our future.
Most of us will cower in the face of failure. Most will give up. All the while, the few will hold themselves accountable. Successful people do not blame others or their circumstance. They don’t make excuses or cave when things don’t go their way.
Successful people take responsibility, they re-strategize, and take action. They do what’s necessary to better their lives and become better individuals. They aren’t blind to their own mistakes.
Accepting responsibility for everything that happens in your life and holding yourself accountable for every decision that you make will only help you grow. We have to be honest with ourselves.
It’s the only way that we can decipher the good from the bad. If we didn’t know regret, life would be a never-ending cycle of mistakes.
In the end, you have to remember that you have the power to change your own life. It’s what you make of it, always has been. So remember the big picture next time your face with a tough decision. Don’t sweat the small stuff or let one mistake ruin your life. Instead, learn from it and move on. Take one bad memory and create a new one, one more powerful than the last.
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January 22, 2019Back to our blog