Take 100% Responsibility for all that you have or haven’t created.

The first step in getting to where you want to be in life is to recognise and acknowledge where you are at present and then be clear and set your intention in the direction of where you want to go or what you want to be.   It is not always an easy road but when you are in harmony with your life’s purpose and you are passionately on purpose the road becomes easy and effortless.  You are in the vortex, in the flow.  When you are moving in the wrong direction, no matter how hard you try and push forward, you seem to meet with resistance at every corner.  You experience roadblocks, challenges and speed bumps

So I guess it’s time to meet the person responsible for the life you live right now.  The person that created all that you have or don’t have in your life,   a great relationship, financial security, your attitudes and behaviour, or is it debt, loneliness, health issues and a job you hate.  When you are brutally honest with yourself and take responsibility for your future from today, you can start shaping, restyling, re-creating, re-designing and rebranding yourself and the journey that you choose to have.

We know who is responsible for all that we have created but we try and convince ourselves that external factors are the source of our situation or failures, disappointment or unhappiness. We believe that somehow this outside world of influence and illusion is responsible for how we feel but the reality is that we are truly and fully responsible.    External factors do not determine how you live.    YOU are in complete control of the quality of your life.

It’s time to look at the life you’ve created for yourself and look at what’s working and what isn’t working for you.  It’s time to stop blaming, stop complaining and look at what changes you might need to make to have the life you want.    It might mean that you have to change the way you think, change your behaviours, it might mean you have to put in more time, more effort.  It might mean that you will need to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone.   You must get uncomfortable to get comfortable.   It’s your choice.   You can shape your life the way you want it, when you start taking responsibility for all that you have already created.

It is time to stop looking outside yourself for the answers.  To achieve all the success you want and deserve, you must assume 100% responsibility for your life.  You have to give up all of your excuses.

Look at the things you’ve been doing, saying, and thinking.  Looking at your plan of action, how may these things affect your success?  What changes about yourself should you change in order to see that success manifest itself in your life? Make a list of all these things, and begin making the changes one item at a time.

Give up all your excuses today, giving up your victim stories today, all the reasons why you can’t and haven’t up until now, and all your blaming of outside circumstances.

Next you have to make a decision.  Focus on what you want and don’t worry about it too much.  Then you must commit to your decision.

Once you’ve made a decision go forward boldly with enthusiasm and passion and don’t be second guessing it every five minutes.   You will undermine any possibility of having that decision work for you.

Don’t give up.    If you hang in there long enough, you will eventually reach your goal.   It’s always too soon to quit.

Believe in yourself and go for it.   Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does, that’s what makes you a winner.

There is an old Japanese Proverb……Fall down seven times, get up eight times.

We all make mistakes, have setbacks and challenges . This is a normal part of life and is how we grow.  The biggest difference in life between those that succeed and those that fail is the ability to get back up.

We find excuses for just about anything we often do.   Look at your outcomes.  Look at your current roadblocks, frustrations and challenges and see if there is another response you could choose, so you get the outcome that you desire.  Just simply change your response to an event, in such a way until you get the outcome you want.   You can change your thinking, your communication, the way you see the world, change your behaviour and the things you do.     I like to write down my challenge and then write 3 possible solutions beside it.

YOU are the solution.  YOU will always find the answers to your roadblocks and challenges.

If you don’t like your outcomes, change your responses.

Everything you experience today, is the result of choices you have made in the past.”

Life  is like riding a bike.   It‘s  never in perfect balance.  When the bike wiggles to the left, we move back to the centre and rebalance.   When it wiggles to the right, we move back to the centre and rebalance.   We won’t always experience life in the centre, but when you learn to recognize that you are off course or out of balance you can always find the centre and rebalance yourself.


Anni  Diamond,   International Best Selling Author,   Speaker,   Trainer