How to start to change your life
Accepting responsibility for our life is not just about taking responsibility for the way we do our work, being on time for meetings, being a responsible parent or guardian, although they are a part of it. Here we are talking about accepting responsibility for where you are in life and everything that has happened in your life up to this point.
Earl Nightingale said that Attitude is the “Magic Word”. Neville Goddard called Feeling “The Secret”. What changed my life was another word: Responsibility.
To change our life can be as simple as making a decision. A decision to act or not to act, to move in a given direction or not. But any decision and change must begin with a change in the way we think.
This one word, Responsibility, can change the direction and outcome of your life, your attitude and perception. But it is easier said than done; personal experience has taught me and shown me how difficult it can truly be.
We have a tendency of blaming outer factors for our failures or when things happen to us. Some of those things are not easy to accept, that we had a hand in them, but, regardless of what happened we made the choice to be there at that moment in time.
Last week I shared my thoughts on responsibility on my Facebook Page, Master Your Mind, and wanted to share that content here:
This is not a concept or an idea; it is an integral part of a life directed towards a given goal or as Earl Nightingale would say, “A progressive realisation of a worthy ideal”.
And what if you don’t take full responsibility, you still maintain that something was completely nothing to do with you? You will of course still achieve your goal, but the outcome will not be fulfilled and there will still be a part of your life that you will be carrying. You will not achieve as much as you could have.
Whatever you hold onto persists; emotionally, physically and mentally. Always remember that your subconscious mind will maintain any belief you hold onto and the only way to change that belief is through the conscious mind.
On the one side the mistake is in trying to realise an inside without an outside, and on the other in trying to realise an outside without and inside; both are necessary to the formation of a substantial entity.