One key thing is outstanding about remarkable people. They take responsibility for making the future happen and inspire others to do the same. They don’t sit and play the “I’m the victim” game.
One of the most difficult things people find hard to do is taking responsibility for their own behaviour and the consequences that follow. They go wrong because of poor lifestyle and point accusing fingers. If you have been doing that, lay hands on your head and repeat: “Lord, I now know I’m the devil behind my poor outcomes.”
The secret behind taking responsibility
Let me tell you this small secret for free. When you fail to act when you know you should, it’s lack of responsibility and that takes you away from success. You would agree with me there are times when you look the other way when you know the right thing to do is to take helpful action but you don’t. Oh yeah! I’ve been there too.
Jeff Durham told me this:
“When we make excuses or try to blame other people or external factors for the eventual outcome of something, not only are we failing to take responsibility, but we are demonstrating a character trait which is very common in people who fail to succeed in anything.”
When you assume your responsibility, you are giving yourself the power to shape the outcome yourself and therefore, taking an active and not a passive role in how the outcome turns out.
The bitter truth is, people who do not take responsibility for their lives are unlikely to succeed. Taking responsibility starts with a clear sense of purpose and consistent commitment. Taking responsibility for what’s going on in your life is, therefore, one of the best things you will ever do.
Become accountable for your actions and your life and watch your life change for the better.