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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Taking 100% Responsibility for Your Experience of Life

You are consciously or unconsciously making a choice for all aspects of your life. It is so easy for you to become your own worst enemy thus sabotaging your own life.

Aspects of your life such as relationships, career, finance, personal growth, family, friends, leisure, contribution, hobby and spiritual growth are something you need to take 100% responsibility for.

This awareness and realisation could be considered as your greatest blessing in disguise. Taking 100% responsibility for your experience of life means:
  1. Avoid (stop) blaming anyone else for anything you are being, doing, having or feeling. You are the cause of your reaction, be aware of your emotional state. Know the "ABC" and "AUC" Principle of Success
  2. Avoid (stop) blaming yourself. Do your best, remember it’s  all about learning and growing. Blaming another or others never resolves a problem.
  3. Knowing where and when you are not taking responsibility so you can eventually change it. Learn to view them as a feedback on how you could improve yourself.
  4. Handling your “chatterbox”, the internal voice of gloom and doom. Negative thoughts can be very powerful. Yet out of the negative comes the positive (think about how we get a picture from a camera).
  5. Being aware of the “payoffs” that keep you stuck. In every situation we are in there are some benefits we achieve even though they may not be beneficial to us in the long run.
  6. Figuring out what you want in life and acting on it. Initiate a Purpose Driven Life, seek within and develop a purpose in life.
  7. Being aware of the many choices you have in any given situation. When making a choice let go of the outcomes. With attachment to outcomes we become a slave to our uncontrollable desires.        

The above seven points have been extracted, inspired and modified from Susan Jeffers book called Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway®.