Success Is A F.A.R.C.E. (Part 1)Darshan | Saturday, February 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
If you want to be successful in life and in business, you have to focus on what you want and where you’re going, not on what you don’t want and where you’ve been. In addition, your attitude has to be “whatever it takes”. You have to be willing to go beyond your typical limitations and press on. When you have a whatever it takes attitude, business success is much more certain.
But now what?
Step 3 in this process is Responsibility. Simply put, you are responsible for everything in your life. The buck stops with you. It also begins with you. So if you don’t have the things you want in your business or you don’t have the money you want in your life, there’s a reason. And the first place you should check is where you haven’t been responsible.
Where have you let your circumstances dictate what you do and don’t do? Where have you let other people influence you and detour you or stop you? Most importantly, where have you stopped yourself? Where have you given up? Where have you made excuses?
You see, your number one responsibility is to yourself… always… no matter what.
You can’t avoid responsibility. Put another way, you’re always responsible… in every case… without exception.
THINK ABOUT THIS
Do you really believe that you are completely responsible for all of your decisions? If you believe that anything outside of you is responsible for the things you do, you’re a victim. If you ever find yourself complaining about the way things are, other people, your job, your family, your lack of money, happiness, joy, satisfaction, etc., you should take a look at what decisions you’ve been making. The point is, if you find yourself complaining, ask yourself, “Why would I be complaining about the decisions I make?” Usually it is because if you complain about your situation, you don’t have to do anything about it. You don’t have to be responsible. Being responsible or not being responsible is a decision.
There is a very big pitfall to watch out for. You can become responsible about being irresponsible. But, that still makes you irresponsible. If you say things like, “I know I’m overeating, but”… “I know I am smoking, but…” “I know I am not keeping my word, but…” That’s like saying, “I know I am being irresponsible now, but…” When you do that, you are manipulating yourself and a victim to yourself and that leaves you powerless.
So, do yourself a favor and from this moment on, take responsibility for your life and/or your business. Since there’s no escaping from it, you might as well be proactive and save yourself a giant load of stress and make your business a success easier and faster.