Personal responsibility simply means that you are consciously taking control of how you respond to the circumstances or events that are occurring in your life. It is you who is responsible for you, your thoughts, actions, and behaviors. That isn’t always nice to hear, but it truly is in your hands with regard to what you do in life.
That doesn’t mean that things won’t happen to you, things that you don’t have control over. This is something that happens to all of us, life doesn’t just toss you lemons, sometimes it puts a curve on them. Regardless, it’s how you react to those curve balls that is in your hands. Your response is all you.
You might want to cast blame off onto someone else, or share the responsibility.
The truth though, is that even if you try to share the responsibility, it doesn't take it away from our role in the event or situation. The only thing it takes from you is control over your words and actions.
You can't continue to make excuses for your mistakes or inactivity. You may think it’s an effective path – you might even start to believe that you are blameless in all of these situations. However, you’re only fooling yourself.
The change that needs to take place in this situation is our view of responsibility. For some reason, we have grown to believe that shifting blame is the correct course of action. That, by blaming others, we absolve ourselves and come out looking like a winner.
Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, casting blame everywhere but on your front door will only affect how others view you. There's nothing negative about putting your hand up and saying, it was me. There is a liberation in taking responsibility for yourself.
In fact, there are plenty of benefits that come with accepting personal responsibility for your
Here are 25 of them.
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