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All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
-- Scott Alexander
 

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Fully responsible

The way to take control is to take responsibility. The way to gain maximum influence over anything is to become fully responsible for it.

Responsibility may sometimes seem like a burden. That’s because discipline, focus and effort are necessary in order to maintain responsibility. Even so, responsibility is not a burden so much as it is an opportunity. For it is through living with responsibility, day in and day out, that great and valuable things are achieved.

With responsibility, you can take a confusing situation and give it clarity. With responsibility, what was previously considered impossible can become a reality.

You can add significant value to any aspect of your life by taking responsibility for it. Where responsibility goes, success follows.

Get in the habit of looking for ways to take responsibility. And you’ll find yourself firmly, positively in control.

— Ralph Marston

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