With recent events including the actions of our current president, I feel like I’ve witnessed a whole lot of blame, non-accountability and generally, a lack of ownership.
Taking it down a notch and simply reflecting on our own lives – are you making sure you’re accountable for your thoughts, decisions and actions? Do you hold yourself accountable or play the victim? Sometimes it is easier to dodge this responsibility because it forces us to take a good, hard look at ourselves. This self reflection and awareness based on our actions and reactions can make us uncomfortable.
And I think that’s a good thing.
Taking personal responsibility for each action in your life, helps us to grow. This personal growth and improvement within ourselves is invaluable and can only come from being uncomfortable and facing it head on. It helps us reach our full potential, shift old mindsets and ultimately, transform into the person we aim to be. It helps us to re-set the old stories and limiting beliefs we had against ourselves and feel that power to change. To be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Self-examine and learn rather than blame and deny.
[Want to hear more on this topic? Check out Episode 029 of Project Life]
And as always, whenever you make a positive adjustment within yourself, it immediately has a positive effect on everyone around you. Blaming those close to you for your decisions or pushing the responsibility towards anyone but yourself, will not benefit you or anyone else involved. Putting that time and effort into improving yourself, improves everything surrounding you – including these relationships.
Next time you’re faced with a situation that requires you to take personal responsibility – check yourself, take ownership and get ready to grow.
Have an experience regarding accountability? Let’s hear it below!
Mike Watts is an entrepreneur, speaker, husband, and father.
Before becoming an all around badass by radically reinventing his own life, he used to work for Phillip Morris. Today, he shows business owners how to expand their choices, do less and create the financial lives they want.