Far too often, we blame our circumstances and where we are in life on someone else. We blame our parents, our friends, our family, the schools, society...whatever it may be...instead of accepting responsibility for our own actions and where we are in life.
I mean...think about it. YOUR choices have led you exactly where you are. It isn't anyone else's fault that you are where you are in life. You can't blame anyone else for the choices you've made.
Yet, this is exactly what we do.
We blame our childhood and how we grew up for what's happening now. We blame our schooling, or lack thereof. We blame whatever happened to us that we've held on to. We use these things almost as a crutch...or an excuse for not being where we want to be in life.
But the reality is YOU have the choice to overcome those circumstances and not let them run your life. We all have things that happen to us. But we don't have to let them run our lives or define who or what we are or have.
That's the beauty of this life we live. We have 100% control of our lives and what we choose to do with it.
The real question is, though, what are you doing with your life? Have you accepted responsibility for your actions? Are you where you want to be in life? If not, what are you doing about it? Or I guess...are you doing anything about it?
The first step to getting where you want to be is to accept responsibility for your actions and your choices. Quit playing the blame game. Quit pointing fingers at everyone else. Recognize that the finger needs to turn back towards you.
The next step is to start making those necessary changes. Make the choice to change things, otherwise everything will stay exactly the same. What changes are you wanting to make?
I'm not saying this process is easy or will happen overnight. I mean, I get it...it isn't easy to realize and recognize that our choices have led us exactly where we are in life.
I'll be honest...I've been there. I had excuse after excuse for my life circumstances and where I was...or wasn't...in life. And it took me far too long to stop blaming everyone else and to accept responsibility for my choices.
And let me tell you...it was freeing. So freeing.
Only I could make the choices and make the changes necessary to get where I wanted to be in life. I had to let go of what had happened to me...or what I thought was holding me back.
And the beautiful part is that we all have this power. We can all let go of whatever is holding us back and move forward with our lives.
So what's holding you back? What are you still holding on to?
I hope you all have a beautiful week. And quit holding on to whatever is holding you back.
With love and wellness,