Take responsibility to become a happier, more successful person.
January 24, 2018

TAKE THE CHALLENGE!

Do you want to take charge of your own destiny and become a happier, more successful person? If you answer, “yes” then take up the challenge and accept personal responsibility today. Follow these tips to help you on your journey to become a more healthy, content and balanced person.

SEEK AND ACCEPT HELP:

  • Nobody is perfect!
  • It is okay to admit that you may need help as you work to take charge of your own life.
  • These skills to accept personal responsibility are learned.

SEEK AND ACCEPT HELP:

  • Nobody is perfect!
  • It is okay to admit that you may need help as you work to take charge of your own life.
  • These skills to accept personal responsibility are learned.

BE OPEN:

  • Flexibility, openness and a willingness to learn new things are the signs of a person with a healthy self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Accept that there are many ways to achieve your goals and open yourself up to explore the possibilities and opportunities that life presents to you.

QUESTION IRRATIONAL BELIEFS:

Many people and players, carry around sets of untruths, or irrational beliefs about themselves or the world. These are things that don’t hold true upon closer analysis. Ask yourself: ¥ Is this true?

  • Is it always true or true just some of the time?
  • How do I know it is true? (Facts)
  • Will thinking this help or not help me reach my goals?
  • What would I advise a friend to do in this situation?

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE

BUILD SELF-ESTEEM: Self-esteem is a feeling of one’s inherent value and worth.

  • Healthy self-esteem is important for stress management and is a building block for happiness.
  • Have tolerance for your own and others’ mistakes.
  • Be proud of your achievements.

IT IS YOUR CHOICE: You choose your responses to the situations you encounter in life. 

  • People, events and actions of others do not “make” you do or feel things- you do!!
  • YOU hold the power to take action and reframe your responses to be more positive.

RECOGNIZE WHAT YOU CANNOT CONTROL:

  • The actions and responses of others are outside your control.
  • Let them be. Focus your energy on your own responses which are in your control.

STOP BLAMING AND MAKING EXCUSES: You are in charge of your life’s destination.

“Was I going to be a blamer or was I going to be accountable? After all, we may not be to blame for our situation but we are responsible.” Randy Snow, Wheelchair Tennis Champion (Randy was paralyzed after a farm accident at age 16)

A healthy adult understands that she is in the driver’s seat on her life’s journey.

LET YOURSELF GROW!

LET GO:

  • Negative emotions such as fear, blame, and holding onto past hurts and grievances are not helpful to your personal growth and development.
  • Hanging on to these things is like dragging around heavy baggage all day: it is tiring, slows you down, takes up precious time, and is emotionally painful and unproductive.
  • Get professional help if you find it hard to release your negative and unhelpful thoughts.

ESTABLISH YOUR GOALS AND PRIORITIES:

What do YOU want to achieve? Set clear goals with action plans on how you will reach them.

SEEK SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE: Surround yourself with positive, respectful and supportive people. Helpful support people have YOUR best interests in mind. Make sure they are not just “yes” people who tell you what you want to hear.

SET HEALTHY BOUNDARIES: Establish your personal values. What things in life are important to you? Be clear on what things you will allow and what things are unacceptable or against your values. Seek help if you struggle with any of these areas. These skills can be learned.


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