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Take responsibility for all your actions

When something goes wrong, it seems that it is always easier to blame someone else. Taking responsibility for what is happening seems to be a real challenge but there are a few great benefits to do so. Let's have a look at it.

In life, there are only 2 things that we can control: our thoughts and our actions. Our personal thoughts, or beliefs, give every single one of us a unique vision of the world. They are based on our social and cultural environment, past experiences, education...

Out of these thoughts, we will act and out of these actions, we will produce a certain result. So the path is: Thought - Action - Result.

By following the same logic, if we are not satisfied with a result, we need to change the action and in order to do so, we need to change our thoughts.

Only a person who will take ownership of a result, will be able to change the action and so, review their thoughts. By doing so, the person is taking the opportunity to discover a new vision for himself/herself, taking a new set of actions and creating a new possibility to reach the desired result, or if not, getting closer to it.

This pro-active approach is the way to answer the question: Do you want to be part of the problem or part of the solution?

As much as we all say that we want to be part of the solution, if we don't take responsibility, we're still part of the problem.

Let me give you a couple of examples:

1 - You're in an unhappy relationship, your partner doesn't seem to do what it takes to make it right. As easy as it is to place all of the blame on your partner for all the things that he/she does or doesn't, pause for a second and picture what could happen if you take some of the responsibility. In this case, you can take responsibility for not having drawn the line of what is acceptable or not; you can take responsibility for accepting and remaining in such a relationship; you can take responsibility for not doing anything about it.

Once you're able to accept that you are responsible for that and that you are not happy with the result, you can then change your vision and so your action and so the result t