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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Personal Responsibility - embrace it

"I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I feel that if more people embrace personal responsibility that would make a huge difference not only in their own lives - but the ripple effect in society .... personal responsibility is the key to personal growth and self improvement......

Two phrases that have always frustrated and sickened me are "he/she pressed my buttons" or "they were asking for it" when it comes to justifying physical violence.

Obviuolsy I'm not talking about self defence here - I'm talking about when people have options and the most obvious one is - walk away ....... violence is never be an option to resolve conflict.

No one "presses your buttons" - you may have allowed them to press your buttons but you cannot shift the blame for the way you reacted onto them. No one "asks" to be hit - no one "has it coming" As soon as you say that - not only are you not accepting responsiblity but you are also admitting that you are not in control.

No matter what excuses you may use - You are the one that has chosen how to react to that situation - you are the only one in control of your emotions, actions and your body.

If you do loose your cool and lash out - then take responsibility for what you have done - remember that you are the only one responsible for your actions - you had choices - you made a bad choice - own up to it - learn from it - and never let allow yourself to act in that way again.

"It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future. What happens, happens to us all. It is what you do about what happens that counts." - Jim Rohn

"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” - Jim Rohn


Anonymous said...

i often read your inspirational posts but wanted to let you know that this one in particular really touched a chord with me.

Sophia Elise said...

Hi - I hope it was in a positive way :-) Its nice to know that you read my blog - and thank you for taking the time to leave a message too :-)

Anonymous said...

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.”you are an achiever, a mother, a painter you are so many things to sop many people. Sophia you are an inspiration to those of us that just think about doing