The YOU Factor

Who is Responsible For Your Success? by Jack Canfield

It’s  time to meet the person who has been responsible for the life you live  right now.

This person has created your income, your  debt, your relationships, your health, your fitness level, your weight,  your attitudes and your behaviors. Who is it? To introduce yourself,  just walk to the closest mirror and say hello! This person is you!

Although one of the popular myths out there  is that “external factors” determine how you live, the truth of the  matter is that you are in complete control of the quality of your life.

It’s time to look at the life you’ve  created and determine what is working and what is not. Certainly  there are wonderful things happening in your life, whether it’s your  job, your spouse, your grades, your children, your friends, or your  income level.

Congratulate yourself on these successes; you  are creating them for yourself! And then take a look at what isn’t  working out so well. What are you doing or not doing to create those  experiences?

It’s time to stop blaming outside factors  for your unhappiness.

When you realize that you create your  experiences, you’ll realize that you can un-create them and create new  experiences whenever you want. But you must take responsibility for  your happiness and your unhappiness, your successes and your failures,  your good times and your bad times. When you stop blaming, you can take  that energy and redirect to focus on  creating a better situation  for yourself. Blaming only ties up your energy.

It’s also time to stop complaining.

Look at what you are complaining about.  Really examine it. More than likely it is something that you can do  something about.

Are you unhappy about something that is  happening? Make requests that will make it more desirable to you, or  take the steps to change it yourself. Making a change might be  uncomfortable to you. It might mean you have to put in more time,  money, and effort. It might mean that someone gets upset about it. It  might be difficult to change or leave a situation, but staying put is  your choice so why continue to complain? Face the facts that you can  either do something about it or not. It is your choice and you have  responsibility for your choices.

Successful people take 100% responsibility  for the thoughts they think,, the images that visualize and the actions  they take.

They don’t waste their time and energy  blaming and complaining. They evaluate their experiences and decide if  they need to change them or not. They face the uncomfortable and take
risks in order to create the life they want to live.

Taking responsibility requires you to  first decide to believe that you create all your experiences.  Second, to pay attention to yourself, your behavior, and your life  experiences. And last, to face the truth and deal with what is  not working in your life. You have to be willing to change your behavior  if you want a different outcome. You have to be wiling to take the  risks necessary to get what you want.

Isn’t it a great relief to know that you can  make your life what you want it to be? Isn’t it wonderful that your  successes do not depend on someone else?

Commit to taking 100% responsibility for  your every aspect of your life. Decide to make  changes, one step at  a time. Once you start the process you’ll discover it is much easier to  get what you want by taking control of your thoughts, your  visualizations, and your actions!

Jim Rohn’s Lessons on Life        Seeds of Success