And thank goodness for that. While the thought of having more responsibility may weight heavily on you, I would like you to consider it from a different perspective. We are not always to blame for the circumstances we find ourselves in (often we are though) but we are completely responsible for how we react to our circumstances. We always have a choice to change our reactions, to take on responsibility for creating positive change in our lives, to choose what we focus on, to choose how we spend our time, to choose how we treat our bodies, our friends, our partners, our children and so on …
So if you’re waiting for that elusive lottery win or someone to sweep you off your feet and fix your life for you, chances are you’re going to be waiting for a very long time. That’s just wishful thinking! Positive thinking is different; positive thinking has the hopes and dreams of wishful thinking but it also has one major difference! It has inspired action attached to it! It has you invested in the dream and the proof of that is that you are taking some steps towards that happening.
It’s empowering to know that you can create change in your life. Isn’t that exciting? Can you see the challenge and fun in that? For me, the very thought of having no input into what’s happening for your life is downright depressing! And blaming others for your situation is so disempowering. As long as you give your power away by assigning responsibility to others, rather than owning it yourself, you cannot move forward. You cannot change other people, but you can change yourself.
So whatever the change is you want in your life, can you think of some steps to take towards it? For example, if you want to feel healthier – make inspired food choices, drink enough water, do some exercises. If you want to change career paths but you don’t have the knowledge for what you want to do, go and learn something about it. If you want to have a more beautiful home, start with tidying up the one you have now and feel gratitude for the good things you have in your life right now!
What do you want to get started on? What are you waiting for? Start now, it’s up to you!