The Power of Choice: Taking Personal Responsibility in Your Life

 personal responsibility

Are we allowing our negative thinking to rob us of life circumstances that we want? Are we a victim of that negative thinking? Do we pretend we have no choice in life because it’s easier than taking personal responsibility?

We can make a choice; we can take action, and then things happen! Maybe we don’t like what happens, so we make another choice, and another until things happen that we DO like. Accepting that our life is just a series of “making choices” actually simplifies the complexity of our life! Making choices is how we take Personal Responsibility for the quality of our lives! Making choices is how we make our life work!

What if we could choose to:
-disconnect from the victim conversation that fills our mind daily.
-listen to the negative news and continue creating a kick-ass life anyway!
-take another step, every day, away from conditions that we don’t like, and toward the conditions that we prefer instead.

Pretty simple, right?

I get it, life can be simple, but sometimes it isn’t easy.

It turns out we will need GOBS of courage and loads of inner strength to walk away from the weight that has us stuck in our state of unhappiness, boredom or discontent. The good news is that when we get a little bravery going, and make a choice to disconnect from the comfort of discontent, we will be what?

FREE!

FREE! We will be FREE to engage our unique talents and strengths!

FREE to unleash our inner beauty and create your dreams.

This is like Lisa who is now FREE to help rural professionals start a business. She is FREE to show specially-abled people how to thrive. And she is FREE to transform the way young children read. FREE to build the life WE are secretly dreaming of but maybe haven’t CHOSEN…yet…to start!

FREE to MAKE our life into an outrageous, amazing, super-duper WOWsville. A life that our endless, expansive and ingenious mind and deep, loving heart have been waiting for!

When we let go of being a VICTIM in our life, we will experience the Freedom to be a SUPERHERO!

How does that sound to you?

Being a SUPERHERO is cool these days. SUPERHEROS ARE IN STYLE!!!

Do you think you can do that? Can you choose to take 100% personal responsibility for the choices you make, so you will be FREE?

Successful people do not approach life as a victim, but as a SUPERHERO called THE DECIDER!!!

You ARE THE DECIDER. Personal responsibility is all about DECIDING and making choices. When you take personal responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life, things will start changing for the better.

Do you see that this is THE KEY to success and having a fabulous life? The key to having a ten life?

YOU are SUPERHERO THE DECIDER and have the power to stop blaming others. YOU have the power to stop complaining about what you don’t like about your life. Stop thinking negatively about yourself and take personal responsibility of your life. No one else can decide what you want but you. And YOU are the only one that can choose how you are going to get it.

Are you ready to become the SUPERHERO of your life?

Ok, then, stand up!

Take a deep breath and center yourself. Stand tall and proud, feeling your inner power. Let go of any feeling of nervousness or worry, square your shoulders and feel the inner power welling up. Feel yourself becoming THE DECIDER!!! Feel yourself taking charge of your life.

Now repeat after me.

I AM NOT A VICTIM! I AM SUPERHERO - THE DECIDER AND I HAVE POWER OVER CHANGE IN MY LIFE!

Let's hear it again!

I AM NOT A VICTIM! I AM SUPERHERO - THE DECIDER AND I HAVE POWER OVER CHANGE IN MY LIFE!

(Repeat these words until you to start having some fun with this!)

I AM THE DECIDER AND I HAVE POWER OVER CHANGE IN MY LIFE!

YOU are THE DECIDER. You have all the power, and the talent, and energy and creativity required to change your life. FOR THE BETTER. All it takes is a moment, this moment, to declare to the Universe, that YOU HAVE CHOSEN!

YOU ARE SUPERHERO – THE DECIDER! YOU HAVE POWER OVER CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE!

Congratulations! Today is a monumental day! You have chosen to let SUPER HERO-THE DECIDER be in control of your life, not that negative mind of Victimhood. Now, let’s practice. Let’s put our conscious mind on notice that we reject its negative thinking. We reject its constant barrage of “you can’t”, “you’ll just make a mess of this”, ‘you don’t deserve”. No more listening to “you’re too old, too young, too stupid, too poor, blah, blah, blah”. THE DECIDER is the master now.

Writing Exercise (example in italics)

Remember that life circumstance you wrote about in the exercises in the last two posts? The one where you felt stuck and didn’t know how to change things? The one where you became aware of how your negative thinking, and blaming and complaining was keeping you stuck?

SUPERHERO THE DECIDER is going to take more personal responsibility for those circumstances going forward. Write down how you are going to stop being a victim and start being the creator of your life?

I’m going to stop saying that I am too old to lose weight. I’m going to take new steps to learn what my body needs to feel good and be healthy. I will stop focusing on weight and start focusing on health. I will love and accept myself just the way I am. Then I will take new action toward living a healthy and fit lifestyle. And I’ll tell my family to stop nagging me about my weight!

See how this works? Any questions?

OK SUPER HEROES! YOU ARE ALL FREE!!

(see the next blog for more on how THE DECIDER can Create Your New Life!)Have you ever thought about hiring a coach? Tresa Leftenant, author of Reinventing HER, Helping Women Plan, Pursue and Capitalize On Their Next Chapter works with women frustrated with their current life circumstances and want a partner to help reinvent their life to better circumstances. Send an email to tresa@reinventingher.com to see if she is the Life Coach who can help you pursue the life you were born to live.