Everyone wants to be successful to one degree or another, however no one wants to take responsibility for their success. No one wants to take responsibility for their failures either. The only person that will ever take responsibility for your life as is YOU!!

How to Take Responsibility for Your Life

If you do not take responsibility for your life, you will not be happy with the outcome. If you leave your life up to happenstance or the choosing of others, the universe is likely to not feel supportive to you. An enjoyable life does not happen by accident.

You must take responsibility for your outcomes, good or bad. You must take responsibility for your past and your future, good or bad.

Learn how to take control of your life today and steer it in the direction that you want to go!!

You can develop responsibility for your life with these activities:


1. Avoid blaming others.

Were your parents good parents? Maybe not. What parenting school did they attend? Is your boss a jerk? Maybe. There are lots of things in life that are not your fault but are still your responsibility to manage. No one else is going to do it for you.

  • If you are honest with yourself, your life would be infinitely better if you could just go back in time and make one or two different decisions.

2. Learn from your mistakes.

Your mistakes are yours. Learning from them is another way to take responsibility from your life. Learning from them enables you to prevent similar occurrences from happening in the future.

3. Set goals.

Setting goals is taking responsibility for your future. You are choosing the life you want to live and experience. Setting goals also implies that you are going to work toward them.

4. Schedule your time.

How you choose to spend your time each day is the most important decision you can make that day. How you choose to spend your time determines your future. Take responsibility for your life by choosing to utilize your time wisely.

5. Manage your thoughts.

Your thoughts impact your actions. If you want to take responsibility for your life, it is necessary to manage your thoughts.

  • You can think about whatever you would like to think about. Your brain also produces random thoughts, but you have the power to tune them out or to pay attention to them.

6. Take all the blame.

The most effective way to live is to take all the responsibility. Maybe your ex was a horrible person, but you did allow that person into your life. Whatever is going wrong in your life, take responsibility for it.

  • If you are responsible for the challenges you face, you can do something about them.
  • On the other hand, if you think that they are totally someone else’s doing and there is nothing that you can do about them, you are giving up your control and any possibility of resolving them.

7. Accept the idea that no one is coming to save you.

You are not a child anymore. No one is going to care about your life more than you do. You cannot wait for someone to save you.

8. Acknowledge your flaws.

You have flaws, and that is okay. Everyone has flaws. Failing to recognize them only leads to failure and frustration. Fix your flaws if you can. Otherwise, avoid any course of action that will result in your flaws working against you.

9. Acknowledge your strengths.

It is just as important to realize your strengths and use them to your best advantage.

No one is ever going to care about your life more than YOU do. It is a big responsibility, but there is no one else to do it. Having a great life is up to you!!

Be willing to take responsibility for your successes, failures, flaws, and strengths. Be responsible for your outcomes. Learn from your mistakes. Your life is in your hands… and what a beautiful gift that is.


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