Success is a journey! If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything you experience in your life. From the level of your achievements to the results you produce, to the quality of your relationships to the state of your health and physical fitness — even responsibility for your feelings, your income, your debts... Everything!
This is not easy.
In fact, most of us have been conditioned to blame something outside of ourselves for the parts of our life we don’t like. We blame our parents, our bosses, our teachers, our friends, our co-workers, our clients, our spouse, the weather, the economy, our astrological chart, our lack of good golf clubs—anyone or anything we can pin the blame on. We never want to look at where the real problem is — ourself.
How many times do you look for the answers to your problems outside yourself, when the answer lies within? It is you who creates the quality of the life you lead and the results you produce. No one else!
Choose Now to Make a Change
Our final admonition to you as you start down your path to future success, is that you have control over just three things in your life — the thoughts you think, the images you visualize and the actions you take. How you make the most of them determines the outcomes you experience in life.
If you don’t like what you are producing and experiencing, choose now to change your responses. Change your negative thoughts to positive ones. Change what you daydream about. If you don’t like the way people treat you, say something about it or spend your time with different people.
If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten. In fact, if what you are currently doing was capable of producing the “more” that you are seeking in life, the “more” would have already shown up. If you want something different, you’re going to have to do something different!
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer.