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Power Up Passages

Taking It Personally.

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What is a lifetime of living your dreams worth to you?

May 26, 2003.

"The price of greatness is responsibility."
Winston Churchill

One of the toughest challenges you’ll ever face is accepting personal responsibility for your life. After all, it’s always more convenient to blame other people, things and circumstances anytime you come up short or fail to make the grade. As long as it’s someone else’s fault, you can breath a little easier for a while.

But regularly shirking responsibility, pinning the blame everywhere but squarely on your own shoulders, eventually catches up with you. Sooner or later, and usually much sooner than you planned, you’ll discover that letting yourself off the hook ultimately only lets one person down — and that one person is you.

"The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses."
Napoleon Hill

Look, I know that shouldering responsibility for all of your goof ups and owning up to your blunders is no walk in the park. None of us, not even one of us, likes to make mistakes — much less admit them to ourselves and to others. Yet that’s exactly what the very best have learned to do and so must you if you’re ever going to stake your claim alongside the best in history.

Let’s face it, we all make mistakes. Lots of them. And regardless of whether you like it or not, you’re going to keep making them until the day that you die. Making mistakes is not a big deal as long as you quickly bounce back and keep moving toward the fulfillment of your dreams. The manner in which you handle these defining moments, when your integrity is severely put to the test, shapes your life and your destiny on earth.

"You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself."
Jim Rohn

The people who have become the biggest success stories have also been the biggest mistake makers the world has ever known. That's right, those who have made the biggest splash are by and large the same people who have made the most mistakes. Whenever misfortune strikes, these champions are renown for quickly picking themselves up, immediately looking for a better way to do it and then getting back to work.

Instead of passing the blame or tossing out a feeble excuse, these winners always take any setback PERSONALLY. They realize that the only way they’re ever going to achieve their goals and make their dreams come true is to accept complete, total, 100% responsibility for their actions — and their lives. They embrace personal responsibility as a way of life.

"A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with — a man is what he makes of himself."
Alexander Graham Bell

There’s always a million and one excuses you can come up with for why you’re not living life on your terms. There will never be a shortage of situations and circumstances you can cite for why the ball didn’t bounce your way. And there will always be some one, some place, some thing that you can blame for just about anything and everything that goes wrong in your life.

But when it’s all said and done, where does all of that blaming, whining and finger pointing get you in the long run? Come on, can you ever create the life you desperately long to live by constantly carping about the way the cookie crumbles? Hardly.

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
Peter Drucker

If you truly want to take your life to the next level, making it everything you’ve ever imagined it could be and more, you’ve got to accept personal responsibility for your life. It's that simple — and difficult — at the same time.

Stepping forward and acknowledging any and all mistakes you make takes a unique type of courage — the kind of courage only the most successful people on earth have ever mastered. It’s not going to be easy, but you can do it.

"All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them."
Walt Disney

It’s time to take life a bit more personally by assuming complete control of your life. You need to toss aside the excuses, stop your finger pointing and quit blaming everyone but yourself for where you are and where you’re heading. Instead, you need to grab life by the horns, jump at the chance to script your life the way you’ve always dreamed it could be and most of all, start taking it a bit more personally as well.

Never forget that you, and you alone, can take you anywhere you wish to go in life. When you finally snatch control of the reins once and for all, you can rest easy knowing full well that your future is in good hands. And there’s no better feeling on earth.

The Bottom Line: When you start taking life a little more personally, you’ll start making your way straight to the top.

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