You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons or the wind, but you can change yourself.
But the real truth- and the one lesson is that there is only one person responsible for the quality of the life you live.
That person is you.
If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that you experience in your life. This includes the level of your achievements, the results you produce. the quality of your relationships, the state of your health and physical fitness, your income, your debts, your feelings-everything!
In fact, most of us have been conditioned to blame something outside of ourselves for the parts of our life we don't like. We blame our parents, our bosses, our friends, the media, our coworkers, our clients, our spouse, the weather, the economy, our astrological chart, our lack of money-anyone or anything we can pin the blame on. We never want to look at where the real problem is- ourselves.
There is wonderful story told about a man who is out walking one night and comes upon another man down on his knees looking for something under a street lamp. The passerby inquires as to what the other man is looking for. He answers that he is looking for his lost key. The passerby offers to help and gets down on his knees and helps him search for the key. After an hour of fruitless searching, he says, "we've looked everywhere for it and we haven't found it. Are you sure that you lost it here?"
The other man replies," NO, I lost it in my house, but there is more light out here under the street lamp."
It is time to stop looking yourself for the answers to why you haven't created the life and results you want it, for it is you who creates the quality of the life you lead and the results you produce.
You- no one else!
To achieve major success in life-to achieve those things that one most important to you-you must assume 100% responsibility for your life. Nothing less will do.
100% responsibility for everything.
Have you ever blamed anyone for any circumstances in your life? Have you ever complained about anything?
Don't guess think.
That means you don't take 100% responsibility for your life. Taking 100% responsibility means you acknowledge that you create everything that happens to you. It means you understand that you are the cause of all of your experience. If you want to be really successful. Then you will have to give up blaming and complaining and take total responsibility for your life- that means all your results, both your successs and your failure. That is the prerequisite for creating a life of success. It is only by acknowledging that you have created everything up until now that you can take charge of creating the future you want.
If you realize that you have created your current conditions, then you can uncreate them and recreate them at will. Do you understand that?
Are you willing to take 100% responsibility for your life?
99% of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.- George Washington Carver