The best thing to take is…RESPONSIBILITY of your life. I’m sorry, I’m sorry! I know many of you just had flashbacks of one of your parents lectures. I know the word responsibility just sounds so limiting and heavy. But let’s take a closer, more empowering look.
Be able to respond! Be able to respond to the demands of life and the demands you have for yourself! That’s responsibility! Whatever you have done, positive or negative, own it.
Be real with yourself. If you are not where you want to be in regard to you relationships, employment, family, healthy and finances be real with yourself. What have you done to cause this?
Then forgive yourself!
Whatever you do, do not: blame your boss, the economy, your childhood, or anyone else or anything else! As soon as you do that, you have no power, you have given it all away to your problems. Clearly, all of those listed are influential factors, but they are not the DETERMINING FACTOR, YOU ARE AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE. Let that empower you!
They say, you can tell the height of building based on the size of the hole that was dug into the ground. So have no fear if you have dug a hole that might feel insurmountable, let it be your unshakable foundation.
Let the idea of fully owning your life empower you. Forgive yourself for the bridges you have burned, opportunities you missed or did not take and the missteps along the way. We all have them. We will all continue to have them. Forgive yourself, move on and grow from it.
Your ability to respond will determine the course of your life. Will your life be out of control and one of constant reaction. Or will you take life full on and respond how YOU WANT TO RESPOND. This is your ONE and only life, we can’t buy a new if it’s broken. Live it on your terms. OWN IT!
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown
Give love always!