Thursday, June 07, 2007

Taking Responsibility

THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Thursday, June 7, 2007

Take responsibility
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Whatever your troubles may be, you can always find something
or someone else to blame. But there's nothing of real value
to be gained by doing so.

Certainly there are many factors that influence the events
and outcomes in your life. The best things to focus on,
however, are the things you can control.

Sure, the weather or the economy or the government or your
next-door neighbor may have inflicted some difficulties upon
your life. So what is the best way to move forward?

Resentment and anger will do little more than waste your
time and could likely make you ill. Building an elaborate
case of blame for what has happened will drain your energy
and leave you no further ahead than when you started.

Instead, consider forgiveness. Even though someone else may
be to blame, consider the freedom and power and control of
taking full responsibility for your own situation.

When you focus on blame, you position yourself as a helpless
victim. Choose instead to take responsibility, and you'll
live life on your own terms.

Ralph Marston

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