Give Yourself The Greatest Gift

By: Chris Green

Would you be interested in having such a gift? Hmm, let meguess! The good news is that YOU CAN. The gift I'm talkingabout is personal responsibility. Let me share with youprecisely why this gift is the best you will ever receive!

When you decide to take personal responsibility for yourwhole life, a remarkable series of reactions takes place.All of these reactions increase your personal power.

Acceptance is the first, crucial reaction. You accept thatwhere you are right now is all your doing. No longer willyou blame anyone else for your current situation or listexcuses such as bad luck or lack of opportunity. Blame andexcuses are heavy baggage and they do not bring success.Acceptance will help you abandon them for good.

In accepting full responsibility for your current situation,you also accept that where you'll be in a year or 5 years isalso down to you. You chose the paths to the destinationyou're at right now. Therefore, you can choose better pathsto lead you to a greater destination.

Acceptance leads to the realization that you have the powerto change your life for the better. So exercise your power:Choose what you want to do with your life. Choose where youwant your life to take you. Choose to be the person youtruly want to be.

Choose to live life the way YOU want tolive it. Spend time thinking about all of the above andcommit your ideas to paper. Don't let the whims and fears ofothers guide you in this. Only YOU can be the person youwant to be.

Be in total control of what you allow your mind to beexposed to. If you listen to people who live life cravingfor security, you will take on board their fears. So beresponsible for your own education. You've found thisarticle so you're already taking steps to fill your mindwith positive information to help you achieve yourambitions. Resolve to make this an ongoing process.

I was once told "if you don't take responsibility for whatenters your mind, you risk allowing others to educate you.And they may not have your best interests at heart." Thinkabout this. It is so important to take responsibility forwhat you allow into your mind. Eliminating negative inputsand focusing instead on positive, life-enhancing feeds whichtake you closer to your goals is vital.

Taking personal responsibility is a big step - somewhatfrightening initially. No more crutches to lean on, no more"I could've been something if only...", no more hand holdingfrom well meaning but misguided souls who fuel your fearsand stop you from taking action. From this moment on, acceptthat you are the Captain of your ship. You plot the course,you select the landmarks and ports you need to stop at enroute to the final destination: the real you who lives yourdream life.

Personal responsibility means you give yourself the power tocommand. Yes, it means you will make mistakes as you learnto become the master of your destiny. But don't let fearstop you from taking command. Seize it. Plan. Act. Learn.Plan. Act. Learn. Refuse to be blown off course. Resolveeveryday that no matter what happens, you will handle it andovercome it. And you will learn from experience and use itall as stepping stones towards your destiny.

Look at it this way: the world is full of people who do thesame things week in, week out. Through no fault of theirown, they will never ever achieve their full potentialbecause they've been educated to conform. Why be likeeveryone else when you can be the uniquePsychology Articles, inspired andfulfilled person living life on YOUR terms instead of theterms of the masses?

The world is crying out for your special talents. Why keepit waiting any longer?

Until next time.

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