#683 Life Coaching – S2 E2 – Responsibility

We have all heard about this one, right? Responsibility! Such a grown up word. Something we have not really thought about in our youth. Or at least I did not. “Be careful!”, was the last thing I heard before leaving the house. But if we take a minute or two and listen to the old/ experienced people out there, we might understand.

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Winston Churchill

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

But what does that all even mean? What does these old men want to say? That we are responsible for basically everything, all the time? That there is no time out, no break, no procrastination allowed?

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We go through life day by day. We do what we do, we think what we think, we try to make the right decisions. But do we really take the full responsibility for our actions? Do we get up in the morning, understanding that it was our own fault that we are in this very situation? Everything we do, everything we do not do, it all will have an effect on our future life. For the better or the worse? It is up to us.

I am not saying that we are not taking over the responsibility all the time. I am just saying that maybe just maybe we have this inner safety function. We prevent ourself from feeling bad, from realizing that it was our own fault. How many people do you know, that really mean it when saying sorry? How many people do you know, that really come forward and talking about their mistakes in life?

In this world, we are responsible for our own situation. All the time. Why don’t I have a Porsche yet? Is it up to others or up to me? Of course I could find excuses why such and such happened and why I need more time or whatever, but the truth is just that, it is because of me. I have not yet found a company, sold a product online or did something else that would get me in the situation of owning one already. It was my action, or non action that lead me there. Sure, it sounds frustrating at first sight. But actually, this is a great chance as well!

Now that I take over the responsibility, it’s no longer about others. My faith does not lay in the hands of others, I am responsible for my own life.

If you want to reach anything in life, you need to take over the responsibility for your own life!

See you next time!

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