Thought for the Day ~ Take Responsibility for your Life

Always do your best……….take responsibility for living your best life.  We experience what we tolerate in life.  For every one of us, there are aspects of our lives that we inherently know are broken.  In the quiet moments of the day we are aware of where our lives fall short of our expectations.  We may find excuses, lay blame on others, or feel like we have to be responsible for someone else, as reasons for not taking action and making choices that nurture our spirit and our soul.  Yet we need to realize that while these reasons may provide short term relief from our knowing, they will not resolve or change our experience until or unless we are ready to take full responsibility for what is happening or not happening.

Progress always involves risk.  When you dare for nothing, you should hope for nothing.  So we must be willing to go out on a limb in life.  We must want the best for ourselves and then seek to make it happen each day. Hiding behind excuses and letting fear of the unknown rule your heart and mind, only reinforces that you will live the same day over and over again.  The key to personal momentum is always having faith in something that you look forward to.  It is loving yourself enough to boldly step into your life and venture where you need to go, rather than holding tightly to what you know.  It is not the absence of things that makes you unhappy, it’s the absence of vision.  What vision do you have for yourself in 2015 and beyond?

Iyanla Vanzant said “One of the greatest challenges in creating a joyful, peaceful, and abundant life is taking responsibility for what you do and how you do it.  As long as you can blame someone else, be angry with someone else, point the finger at someone else, you are not taking responsibility for your life.  Sure, things happen.  It is absolutely true that there are situations, circumstances, social constructs, and common elements that can and do affect you.  It is your responsibility, however, to determine how and how long they affect you. Life will work for you when you realize, you are totally, completely and fully responsible for what goes on in your life.”