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... But It's Not My Fault

Sunday, February 02, 2014

"Stop being a victim of your own circumstances." - Steve Maraboli

You, yes, you! You as in the person reading this. Just stop it right now! Say the following out loud: "My life is a result of my choices. My choices are my responsibility. If I want things to change, I will change them." Ah... Take a moment to think about what you've just said. How do the words make you feel? Better? Worse? The Same?

Stop all the complaining. Seriously just stop doing it. Every single time we start complaining, we give away our happiness and peace of mind. We spin our own wheels and remaining stuck in place. How will we continue on our journey if we are stuck in place?

You know what else often accompanies complaining? The blame game... Say the following out loud: "My life is a result of my choices. My choices are my responsibility. If I want things to change, I will change them." How do the words make you feel? Better? Worse? The Same?

Stop playing the blame game. Seriously just stop doing it. We are responsible for 100% of our life. We may not like that statistic, but it doesn't change it. Our life is our responsibility and what we make of it. Every single time we start the blame game, we give away our power. We spin our own wheels and remain stuck in place. How will we continue on our journey if we are stuck in place?

Yes, it is scary to know that this is all our responsibility! Yes, the only thing we can control is our reactions and responses to what we do and how we handle it. We are in control of ourselves and responsible for our life. Now say the following out loud: "My life is a result of my choices. My choices are my responsibility. If I want things to change, I will change them."

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EVRLNGFOO 2/4/2014 4:51PM

    great blog! really needed this right now. i was just talking to my friend about being around negative people. plus i had an internal, which moved to a blog, debate with myself over my future here. i can only blame myself for where i am in my life.

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TEMPENATIVE 2/3/2014 6:09PM

    Great positive vibes here, thanks for sharing!

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GEORGE815 2/3/2014 4:33PM

    Great advice. Most people do not adhere to it.

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123ELAINE456 2/3/2014 12:28AM

  AWESOME BLOG!!! LOVE IT. KEEP SPARKING!!!

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AJDOVER1 2/2/2014 7:29PM

    Love it!

I can't change the past but I'm responsible for what I choose today.

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BIGPAWSUP 2/2/2014 1:06PM

    Love it!! I think it is empowering to really KNOW you are in control of you!!

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GAILANN48 2/2/2014 12:32PM

    emoticon So freakin' true...

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HANSBRINK 2/2/2014 12:14PM

  Thanks for the post!

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MIDROAD 2/2/2014 10:31AM

    I read "BUT" is the backspace/delete button of the English language.

Here's to smaller or better yet no "buts" at all.



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MIDROAD 2/2/2014 10:25AM

    Your blog was exactly what I needed to read today. Thank you from the bottom of my lazy excuse making soul.

I'm not being hard on myself but the truth is I am fundamentally lazy.

Time to get up off my backside!

Thanks again!

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PATRICE_E 2/2/2014 10:13AM

    YES!!! My partner tried *everything* to teach this sense of responsibility to his son. Unfortunately, his ex passed on her victim mentality, sabotaging his tough love, pampering and enabling their boy to a place where many young people are these days: living in mom's basement, playing video games all night, flunked out of two college programs, with a history of two dish-washing jobs at age 25. And an excuse for everything. It's SO sad. As his step-mom, I have very little influence, but his dad and I do our best to show him by example what happens when you take the reins. I pray for these 'kids'... these young souls who have yet to learn how powerful they really are.

Thanks for posting, Cheryl Anne.
xox, P

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