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You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
-- Walt Disney


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Seek responsibility

What are you willing to take responsibility for today? Where you’re willing to take responsibility, you’re able to make real progress.

Even if the problems are not your fault, if they affect you then your best strategy is to step up and take responsibility for them. Even if there’s something you don’t know how to do, if it’s important to you then take responsibility for figuring out how to get it done.

Sure, your life is influenced by many things that are out of your control. Even so, your life is best lived when you take full responsibility for it.

Responsibility is a real and serious commitment that will often require great effort on your part. The payoff is with that responsibility comes a steadily increasing and positive influence over the way your life proceeds.

And even though it represents a serious commitment, responsibility also brings an unmatched sense of freedom. When you let go of the blaming and the begging, you are wonderfully free to live life on your own terms.

Look for ways to be more responsible and you’ll find great opportunities for success. Seek always to live responsibly, no matter what, and bring real value to all you do.

— Ralph Marston

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