“There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in, or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.” –Pat Riley
This weeks blog is about taking total responsibility for yourself right now. For your health, your weight, your relationships, your career and your life choices. This is not about blaming yourself or beating yourself up. It’s simply about accepting that, for the most part, you are where you are because of your thoughts and actions.
Many years of coaching have taught me that people who do not take responsibility for their lives are unlikely to succeed in making significant changes. This book will be a great help, but it is you who must take responsibility for you. You are in control of your attitude, your thoughts and your actions. And you always have been, but maybe you just didn’t realise it.
“Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words.
Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.
Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits.
Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character.
Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.”
You always have the power to change how you feel about any aspect of your life. You may not be able to change the situation, but you can change the way you feel about it.
It’s only when you acknowledge and accept that everything you are, or will ever be, is up to you. That you can eliminate the excuse making that can so often prevent you from succeeding.
When you first recognise this fact, it can seem like a huge responsibility. Why is it all up to little ole me? When you accept that you are responsible for every action you take and every decision you make, you come to understand that there is virtually nothing that you can’t achieve. How empowering is that?
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