One of the most pervasive myths in our culture today is that we are entitled to a great life – that somehow, somewhere, someone (certainly not us) is responsible for filling our lives with continual happiness, exciting career options, nurturing family time, and blissful personal relationships simply because we exist.

But the real truth is that there is only one person responsible for the quality of life you live.

That person is you.

If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that you experience in life. This includes the level of your achievements, the results you produce, the quality of your relationships, the state of your health and physical fitness, your income, your debts, your feelings – everything!

This is not easy.

In fact, most of us have been conditioned to blame something outside of ourselves for the parts of our life we don’t like. We never want to look at where the real problem is – ourselves.

You have to give up all your excuses.

“Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses” – George Washington Carver.

If you want to create the life of your dreams, then you are going to have to take 100% responsibility of your life as well. That means giving up all your excuses, all your victim stories, all the reasons why you can’t and why you haven’t up until now, and all your blaming of outside circumstances. You have to give them up forever.

You have to take the position that you have always had the power to make it different, to get it right and to produce the desired result. For whatever reason – ignorance, lack of awareness, fear, the need to feel safe – you chose not to exercise that power. Who knows why? It doesn’t matter.

The past is the past. All that matters is that from this point forward you choose – that’s right, it’s a choice – you choose to act as if (that’s all that’s required – to act as if) you are 100% responsible for everything that does or doesn’t happen to you.

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Your Partner In Success,

Etieno Etuk


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