My father recently sent an article to me titled “Take Responsibility For Your Life”, it is a motivational speech given by Chris Ross, and you may listen to the audio clip here.
If you are the type to play the blame game,
To play victim,
“Bad things always happen to me”
“I’m not where I want to be because of this person or because of this event”
If you are this type of person, you will never get on in life.
Taking responsibility doesn’t mean relinquishing control of your life.
It means taking control.
If someone is stepping over you, If a circumstance keeps pulling you back, Be able to see it for what it is!
and take MASSIVE ACTION to eliminate that person, or thing from your life.
It means accepting that you ABSOLUTELY played a part in all the negatives in your life to this point, and rather than complain and moan about what went wrong, FIGURE OUT HOW TO FIX IT.
What can I do NOW to beat this problem
What can I do NOW to create a life of SUCCESS, a life of ABUNDANCE.
What are the SUCCESSFUL people doing right now and how can I emulate their actions to MIRROR their success.
Taking responsibility is not the same as taking control of your environment. It is about controlling your reactions / response; that’s why it’s response-ability.
I think the best response is to acknowledge that there is no control over things outside of the Self and how others act.
That response is a form of wise humility, knowing the limits of our own capabilities and then working to improve from there, regardless of how other people react to you, and despite your environmental changes.
Those who seek control will find chaos, but those who understand that chaos is the pattern of the universe will find solutions in your own response.
You cannot control and change a ball’s direction once it is already thrown in your direction, you can only respond by hitting back, or dodging it.
A fool cries that he cannot stop the ball and wishes it would not hit him, then gets hit anyway; A wise man sees the reality and knows to instantly seek the right response regardless of how much control he has over the situation.
This, my proteges, is the wisdom of response-ability.