The wonder drug for one and all
The news is filled with stories of fear, depression, unemployment and tough economic times. There are plenty of symptoms and even more suggested cures. Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut and that your situation is because of something or someone? If so, then you may have lost sight of the most powerful gift that you have.
To take responsibility for your own actions, thoughts and situation is the most important step you can take
Personal responsibility. If you are over 18 years old and of sound mind and body then you already have – both legally and morally – extensive power over your destiny. Regardless of what happened before, you still have the power to choose how you will perceive the situation and the possibilities.
It has been said
Where there is life, there is hope
I truly believe this.
For all of the nay-sayers that would like to focus or find exceptions to this, I say “shut up”. Because for every ‘my friend was in this situation’ or ‘you don’t know what he/she said (or did) to me’ there are people on this planet who overcame FAR worse.
If you are reading this on the internet then start from the fact that you need to be grateful to have all that you have – life, the ability to read, free access to information etc. THEN decide what you will do with this gift.
I realise that this needed to be part of everything that I create. To emphasise this point, The Biz Boot Camp is emphasises personal responsibility at the heart of everything we do. The three levels that we focus upon are
- Personal Responsibility – “I alone am responsible for my own success or failure through the decisions I make”
- Financial – “I must be a good steward with the money I make and will learn and practice the disciplines of good stewardship”
- Social – “I will support the community with my time and money as a way to give back to the people who have made my success possible”
It all comes down to that word – that many manipulative and mentally/financially slothful people hate to hear. I still struggle from time to time with the concept because I want to hold on to thoughts and feelings that I know aren’t beneficial, but they give me an excuse to not take action.
I recognise that these times will pass and that I am the only person who truly is responsible to make sure that I make the most of this precious gift of life. We must start with personal responsibility before we can even attempt to be or feel responsible for others. This is not a selfish act. This is, in fact, the source of the giving to others. Only those who have can give.
Responsibility – the cure for so many ills.