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How to Take Personal Responsibility

How to Take Personal Responsibility

In order to have control over your life and have self-respect, then you need to take personal responsibility:

  1. Whoever takes the responsibility also takes the control.
  2. Stop blaming other people.
  3. Stop blaming "the system".
  4. Stop blaming your genetics.
  5. Take personal responsibility for your state of mind and education.
  6. Take personal responsibility for your state of health.
  7. Take personal responsibility for the state of your finances.
  8. "If it's to be, it's up to me".

Whoever takes the responsibility also takes the control.

Responsibility and control go hand in hand. Where you find one you will always find the other.

If you want to have control over your life, then you must assume personal responsibility.

If you surrender responsibility, you surrender control.

Stop blaming other people.

Refuse to blame other people for what is happening to you.

The more you blame others, the less control you have.

The more you assume personal responsibility, the more control you gain.

If you accept total responsibility, then YOU become the director of your destiny.

  • Don't blame your parents,
  • Don't blame your boss,
  • Don't blame your partner.

Look into the mirror and you'll see the major influence operating in your life.

Stop blaming "the system".

It is common for people to blame "the system".

You hear people say, "You can't beat the system", and "The system is against me".

The system usually means, the government, the council, the traffic, the trains.

But the system is impersonal and does not even know you exist. It is not out to get you.

It does not work against you, neither does it work for you. It works independently.

So, you need to learn how to work the system.

Take personal responsibility for your state of mind and education.

Ignorance is not bliss. Take personal responsibility and educate yourself.

No matter how much you think you know, there is still plenty to learn.

Knowledge is power.

The more you know, the more you can do.

There is nothing more empowering than gaining knowledge, and nowadays, information is cheap and easy to find.

Leaders are readers.

Educate yourself.

Take personal responsibility for your state of health.

Don't blame the NHS for your state of health.

Don't blame your doctor.

You choose what to eat, what to drink, what time you go to bed, and how much you exercise.

If you; eat badly, drink too much, stay up too late, and don't exercise, then expect to be ill.

On the other hand: If you eat well, don't drink too much, go to bed early and exercise regularly, then you are more likely to stay well.

Take personal responsibility for a better health plan.

For you, the NHS should mean, Natural Health Systems.

Stop blaming your genetics.

Don't blame your genetics for your:

  • Bad temper
  • Being overweight
  • Poor maths skills
  • Poor reading skills
  • Poor memory skills.

You were born as a set of potentials, that are only actualised by an act of will.

  • Great mathematicians study maths endlessly
  • Great musicians study music endlessly
  • Great athletes train endlessly.

Champions are not born great; they are trained great.

Actualise your full potential.

Take personal responsibility for the state of your finances.

Not many people are born into riches. If you are born into poverty, then change that situation.

Here is how: Spend less than you earn, invest the difference, and earn interest on the investments.

Rich people do that. Poor people do the opposite.

Poor people: Spend more than they earn, they borrow the difference, and they pay interest on their debts.

That is why the rich get richer; and the poor get poorer.

"If it's to be, it's up to me".

Albert Einstein said: "Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility."

In other words, never say:

  • "It's not my fault
  • There is nothing I can do
  • The system is against me
  • People are against me"

Instead, adopt the maxim, "If it's to be, it's up to me".

About the Author: Chris Farmer

Chris

Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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