- If you haven’t achieved your dreams, it’s your fault
- If you are low on money, it’s your fault
- If you got divorced, it’s your fault
- If the relationship with your kids, co-workers, neighbors or friends is tension filled or less than loving, it’s only your fault
- If you are overweight, not where you wanted to be in your career, not joyful, not mentally and spiritually peaceful, don’t have enough time, feel overwhelmed, overscheduled and frazzled...
Some call it "taking ownership" or "the 100% rule." Tony Robbins might call it something like "personal power."
But essentially taking responsibility means YOU get to choose your own fate (good or bad).
Taking responsibility for yourself means you don't blame the traffic for being late, your significant other for your bad relationship, or the weather for not being able to exercise.
You're the captain of your own ship. You're in charge of your destiny.
If you're a business leader, it means you don't blame your team, the economy, or Donald Trump for your organization's poor performance. It's all on your back.
Example of Taking Responsibility
I recently released a Darren Daily where I retold a story from "The Compound Effect" about a time I had to take 100% responsibility for a mistake I made.
... a VERY big mistake.