Thought of the Day: June 15, 2018 – Take Ownership
How important is it to take ownership of where you are and where we want to go in life?
I believe it is vital as you work towards accomplishing your goals and developing a positive attitude.
In order to take ownership of what you want out from life you first have to know what you want from life.
What makes you come alive? What keeps you awake at night and working well into the morning? Do you have big dreams and have you set goals to accomplish these dreams?
Once you have set your goals you need to know what obstacles are.
Is it time? The location? A person? A situation? Or it the obstacles the person in the mirror? What is not in your way today which could be tomorrow?
We need to understand and overcome our obstacles. Obstacles usually stop us or slow us down. But if we understand how to remove them then we can succeed.
Taking ownership of what you want, means making peace with your past. In most cases that’s the one things that is holding us back. Once you acknowledge these hindrances you can deal with them.
You may need to apologies to the people you hurt in the past or people you are hurting now. Ask them for forgiveness. To take ownership, it means you share your past with others so they do make the same mistakes.
This new-found understanding leads you towards your new future and will not stop you.
Sometimes it is not our past that holds us back, but it is the present moment. Maybe you are trapped by an addiction?
Today we have access to more things and it can be harder to realize we are addicted to things. Many people are addicted to their cell phone, the internet, work, drugs, sex, porn, television, people, food especially sugar, success and failure.
If you have an addiction to any of these things you need to recognize that addiction and take ownership of it. Tell someone of you trust about your addiction. It is time to get help and the only way is to first admit it. If it is serious, seek professional help.
If you want to succeed you have to give up the one thing that you are having the toughest time giving up!
Once you realize that you can take control of your addiction you realize no one else will give you what you want in life, but you.
Once you realize this, you take ownership of the results you want. Far too many people do not want to admit they have any addictions. They never let the addiction go. They become more addicted over time.
Taking ownership for your life is your responsibility. If you do not take action to take control of your life, then other people and/or your addiction, will control you. You will go through life unhappy until your world crashes.
I hope you do not wait that long before you start making positive changes in your life. Decide to take ownership of your life and get around a good group of people. People who will hold you accountable to your actions.
No one is going to care about your wellbeing more than yourself. Get up and take action! Find the very thing that is stopping you and devise a plan to conquer it. Only after you have beat your addition can you go out and help others do the same.
Confucius said, “Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”
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