“You see a lot don’t you doctor? Why don’t you turn that high-powered perception at yourself and tell us what you see, or, maybe you’re afraid to.” Clarice, to Dr. Hannibal Lector
Personal responsibility-pet peeve or something to be addressed?
I have the immense blessing of working with people on a journey in their lives. It’s incredible! I deal with those on a journey to lose weight, get in shape, change their lives, change their future and even change their dream or income. It’s remarkable to be part of an important decision people make in their lives. I also have the even BIGGER blessing of raising two children. A teenage boy and pre teen girl can teach an adult a lot about life if we’re willing to listen!
One thing we’ve touched on a lot lately with our kids is personal responsibility. The fact is that your action and choices cause multiple other actions and reactions. However in the end, we’re responsible for our own actions. That’s a tough lesson at times…it’s a lot easier to assign blame than to take responsibility. This can be with a lot of choices we make in life!
Weight loss—how come I gained 15 pounds? Life was stressful, I work too hard to make time to workout or plan my dinners. How about…I consumed more than I burned, so on came the weight? Responsibility.
Business—why aren’t I making the income I need to? It’s the economy, the model, a business decision, location? There could be a laundry list, but if what I’m doing isn’t working, I’m not going to assign blame. No one made me do this. I made the choice. Let’s tweak the plan and choose to succeed. Again, responsibility.
Health–how did I end up with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, bad knees, hammer toe—you name it :). Genetics, poor healthy living choices…whatever. When it comes to health we have choices too and the responsibility to make the best choice for ourselves at that time.
This is my challenge to you…and me!
I challenge you to take personal responsibility for something you want to change in your life. What are the pros and cons? Make an educated choice, write down the challenge and follow your plan for 6-8 weeks. If the outcome isn’t what was expected, tweak your plan, adjust and adapt.
But in the end, use your mirror; and realize in the end it’s up to you.