Take Responsibility and own Your Results

Are you struggling to take control of your life? Have you been trying to achieve success, but feel as though there is always something going wrong, or that there are always problems getting in the way of your success? Well, now is the time to do more than just take control of basic aspects of your life. Whether you want to empower yourself at home or at work, one of the first steps to achieving control is through accepting responsibility for your actions, both positive and negative. If you act without thinking, and then suffer the consequences, you may have believed that you were just unfortunate before, or it was somebody’s fault; but by taking responsibility, you can begin to see how you are making mistakes that inhibit your success.

The loss of personal responsibility

The modern world often seems as though it is full of people who act without having to suffer the consequences, including politicians, bankers, and celebrities. These people are only the top of social trend which means that people just don’t take responsibility for their actions any more. These high-profile people are irresponsible, but so is almost everyone else, and this has increased the amount of anger and frustration that everyone feels. With no-one willing to take responsibility for the problems they have caused, relationships are poisoned, workplace environments become tense, and even complete strangers are angry at each other.

Taking responsibility for your actions

Being accepting of your personal responsibility begins with stepping back from your emotional and work relationships, from the pressure that you feel to perform in a certain way, and from the demands that other people are placing upon you. Often, these pressures can make you feel as though you are being pushed from one situation to another, and if you feel like the victim you can’t take responsibility. Instead, you need to take time out to decide which parts of the current situation are down to your actions. When you know what you have done, and how your behaviour has affected others, then you can start to make changes that will allow you to take control of your life.

Why you should take responsibility

Holding yourself to account in an environment where everyone else is pointing the finger can seem unappealing, but there are good reasons to do so. If you acknowledge mistakes in past situations, then you will be able to avoid making the same mistakes the next time. When you understand that you have been in the wrong, you are creating a good position for yourself to ensure that you are able to manage frustrating situations better, and behave in a more constructive self-assured way. Accepting personal responsibility for some situations is important in NLP development, because it will allow you to acknowledge that you are in control of all events in your life, and that there is a way forward which can make those events more pleasant or even avoidable in the future. This is the first step to taking full control of yourself, and building a more successful life.

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn

Recommended Posts

Leave a Comment