Why Should You Take Responsibility?

Do you take responsibility for your actions and your results?

Take responsibility. Dr. Robert Anthony said - when you blame others, you give up your power to change.

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

– Robert Anthony

Who is Robert Anthony?

Robert Anthony (affiliate link) is a personal development coach, author and speaker. He has worked as a psychotherapist, hypnotist and NLP Practitioner and has written several books.

Take Responsibility

People amuse me, and sometimes outright amaze me. They say they want some level of control in their lives. They want some of the power. Then they turn around and give it all  away.

It isn’t completely their fault. The system we live in continuously programs us to believe we are powerless. The news lets you know that it is a big scary world out there and the most common phrase I hear in TV shows is “I had no choice.”

Of course, not all shows are bad. I watched an episode of Once Upon a Time a couple days ago and one of the characters said that line. “I had no choice.” Fortunately, the show redeemed itself and the other character replied, “No! You did have a choice” and listed some of them off.

Take Your Power Back

When you blame something on someone else you make them responsible for it and there is nothing else you can do. You have no power. You gave it all away.

On the other hand, when you accept responsibility, you keep all of the power yourself. You are in control and can make any changes you deem necessary.

You always have a choice. Do you choose to get up in the morning and go to work? Yes. Everything is a choice.

You might say, “but, I have to go to work.” Not really. Every choice you make has consequences, but they are still choices.

On October 30, 2009 I told my boss that I wasn’t going to come in anymore. I haven’t “gone to work” since. That was my choice and I haven’t regretted it once.

I’m not telling you to quit your job. That was just one example of a choice I made. If you want to consider that same choice, here’s how I quit my job.

Your Turn

Who is the responsible party in your life? Write a comment below and let me know, then share this with all your followers on social media. You have to do. ~~you have no choice~~ That’s my attempt at brainwashing. Did it work? Of course not. The power is yours, but I would really appreciate it.

While you’re still here, check out yesterday’s quote of the day about success and attitude.

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