June 15, 2021 4 min read

Most people go through their entire lives without their hands on the steering wheel.

They live in a highly reactive state.

They place blame on everything other than their own actions and decisions.

They never gain any real traction in anything they do...

...and honestly, they're just miserable as a whole.

These people take zero personal responsibility, which handicaps their ability to do anything worthwhile in life.

If you want complete control of your life, your success, and your happiness...

You have to take personal responsibility.

​​What is personal responsibility?

Personal responsibility is the understanding that everything in your life exists solely because of YOU.

Instead of passing the blame to someone or something external, it’s acknowledging that everything in your life is your responsibility.

You're the only person who plays a role in the outcome of your life.

That’s why personal responsibility is so empowering...

But only if you truly embrace it and apply it to your own life.

Most people avoid taking personal responsibility for anything.

And since these people are unwilling to swallow their pride and face the truth...

Their lives are miserable.

Are you someone who avoids taking personal responsibility?

If you're not sure, here are some things you should look out for...

What are the signs that you are avoiding personal responsibility?

If you truly want to start accepting personal responsibility in your life, it's important that you are aware of the signs that you may be avoiding it...

1. Making Excuses

"I don't have the time for that."

"I can't lose weight because of my genetics."

"I can't be successful because I wasn't born with the same opportunity as other people."

Have you ever caught yourself saying or thinking things like this?

If you have ... you're just making excuses.

These excuses limit your ability to take control and accept personal responsibility for your life.

2. Placing Blame On Other People or Other Things

Blame is the opposite of personal responsibility, because you are directing the responsibility to someone or something that isn't YOU.

When you take the blame off of yourself immediately, you won't learn the valuable lesson(s) that will help you grow.

Instead of seeing where you could improve or what you can change in a similar situation next time ... you are preventing yourself from seeing the faults in your actions.

If nobody wants to talk to you, do you think it's because they are bad people?

Or do you think it could have something to do with you?

If you automatically blame someone or something else...

You'll never realize that the issue is directly in your control.

This limits yourself from personal growth.

3. Complaining

We all know people who whine and complain about how “terrible” their life is.

These people are the biggest headaches of all time.

When you make a habit of complaining, you are distracting yourself from asking the important questions that will help solve your problems.

If you constantly complain about "how bad you have it"...

You'll never ask yourself the question of "how can I improve the situation?"

On the flip side, taking personal responsibility gives you awareness of your complaints ... and helps you defeat them.

4. Playing The Victim

Everyone wants to play the victim in today's society.

They tie their shortcomings and misfortune to their circumstances or having a hard upbringing.

This belief system keeps them feeling out of control, upset, and frustrated...

Because they are constantly in a state of self-pity, they attract more of these negatives into their life.

In a way, they have learned to associate the bad things that happen to them as something that is out of their control.

Really, these people just haven't taken personal responsibility yet.

You have to make sure this isn't you...

This kind of thinking will leave you feeling powerless and completely destroy your life.

What Are The Benefits to Embracing Personal Responsibility?

When you step outside of your comfort zone and start accepting responsibility for everything in your life…

Things will start to change for you.

Here are just some of the many benefits you’ll get out of taking personal responsibility...

You Will Become More Self-Aware

When everything is your fault, you start to really pin-point your shortcomings and where you can improve.

Having self-awareness is crucial for your growth in every area of life.

You’ll Have Humility

Personal responsibility requires you to be very honest with yourself.

When you’re able to own up to the things that need improvement in your life…

It is very humbling.

You’ll realize that you have a lot of work to do to become the best possible version of yourself…

This will never change.

You’ll Feel In Control

When you take responsibility for everything in your life and start to uncover the things that you are neglecting…

It begins to open up your eyes to how much control you actually have.

You’ll also shift your focus from things you can’t control, to things that you can control ... which will ultimately give you a greater sense of control.

Your Life Will Get Better Overall

Everything from your relationships…

Your career…

Your income…

Your happiness...

Will all improve when you start taking personal responsibility.

Once you understand that you can change these things, and start taking action…

Positive change will come.

How you can take personal responsibility and change your life

You and ONLY YOU have power over the outcome of your life.

Nobody else does.

Applying this mindset of taking full ownership of your life is exactly what you need to do to take personal responsibility.

Once you assume full control and start making positive changes in areas of your life that you want to improve...

Then you can begin to unlock your true potential and achieve success in your life.

Also in Articles

How To Be Better Every Day
How To Be Better Every Day

January 11, 2023 6 min read

We've all heard people parade around and talk about how success is all about being "1% better everyday" and "It's me vs me".

...and while you should focus on improving yourself and worrying about your own situation...

No matter how many times you say "it's me vs me" ... it doesn't change the fact that you're in competition with other people.

The value you provide and the skills you have over those [...]

Read More
What is Phase 1?
What is Phase 1?

January 01, 2023 4 min read

Discipline and mental toughness are two of the most important skills you need to become successful in business and life.

They aren't optional.

Ask any highly successful person that you know, and they will agree.

But, what does it take to build the mental toughness and discipline [...]

Read More
What is the LIVEHARD Program?
What is the LIVEHARD Program?

January 01, 2023 10 min read

What do most people do when they see someone who's more successful than them?

They try to rationalize it...

Only, their thoughts aren't rational ... they're irrational.

Almost always, these people try to justify the reason why they're not as successful by pointing the finger at luck, talent, circumstance, or some other [...]

Read More