On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing why it’s time for me, and you, to take 100% responsibility for your life.
Yes, this is a self-reflecting birthday edition of Freestyle Friday.
Biologically I’m one year older today, however, the important thing is I feel as young as ever!
By the way, did you check out my new birthday sneakers?
These were, by far, my favorite birthday present because they’re flashy, kind of like my personality.
Damn they look good.
I can’t wait to wear them during an upcoming workout.
My new what?
Birthday’s are a lot like New Years.
It’s a time to reflect over the past year.
Although I had an incredible year, it wasn’t without its downfalls.
This led to a lot of low moments for me.
But rather than let these circumstances keep me down, I used these challenges as a chance to do some soul searching.
During my search, I consistently came across one life principle that most successful people live by.
During my self-reflection, it made me think.
What was the cause of these low moments?
Should I continue to live a life of self-pity and blame others for everything that goes wrong with my life?
Or do I want to be the kind of person to take 100% responsibility for your life?
Yes, I’m referring to everything that comes in your life.
I truly believe there is only one person who is responsible for the quality of your life.
Who is that person?
This means I acknowledge that:
So what do you do if something that is not positive or planned, happens in your life?
Finally, the most important one.
Somebody posted something on our Live Lean TV Facebook Page that said the following:
This means the events (E), plus your response (R) to those events, equals your outcome (O).
This concept came from one of my favorite self-development books called, The Success Principles, by Jack Canfield.
After studying this, I started thinking to myself, how can I apply this to my low moments, and struggles, that I experienced over this past year.
Again, if you’ve seen some of my posts from the past few months, you’ve probably realized that I’ve had a lot of low moments in my personal life this year.
I’ve been experiencing things that I thought I would never be going through in my life.
But I’ve quickly realized that I have control.
I have control over:
When you understand that you are in full control of these three things, you’ll begin experiencing amazing accomplishments and outcomes in your life.
As a society, we have to stop and ask ourselves the following.
If you’re not happy with where you are in life, are you continuously doing the same things that got you to this place.
It’s the simple definition of insanity.
Are you continuously doing the same things over and over again, but expecting different results?
Think about it.
Does this apply to any area of your life?
I know it really applied to mine, and it’s something that I’m consistently working on changing.
One last thing about taking 100% responsibility for your life.
Do not blame other people for your life and stop complaining.
You will never be a success if you continuously blame other people for holding you back.
I’m quickly learning that if I’m going to be a success, I need to listen to the truth.
I’m the one who:
Take 100% responsibility for your life.
That’s the new principle that I am now applying to my life, moving forward.
So to wrap this up, I hope the main things you take away from this Freestyle Friday post are:
Think of it this way.
When you point your finger at someone to blame them, remember, you have one finger pointing at them, and three fingers pointing back at you.
Own up to it and take responsibility.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.