100% RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVERYTHING
Below is an excerpt from Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles . Read through it and if you can be able to take 100% responsibility of your life; then you are on the road to accomplishing much in your life.
“As I mentioned in the Introduction, when I was only one year out of graduate school, I had the good fortune to work for W. Clement Stone. He was a self-made multimillionaire worth $600 million at the time. Stone was also America’s premier success guru. He was the publisher of Success Magazine, author of The Success System That Never Fails, and coauthor with Napoleon Hill of Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude. When I was completing my ﬁrst week’s orientation, Mr. Stone asked me if I took 100% responsibility for my life.
“I think so,” I responded.
“This is a yes or no question, young man. You either do or you don’t.”
“Well, I guess I’m not sure.”
“Have you ever blamed anyone for any circumstance in your life? Have you ever complained about anything?”
“Uh . . . yeah . . . I guess I have.”
“Don’t guess. Think.”
“Yes, I have.”
“Okay, then. That means you don’t take one hundred percent responsibility for your life. Taking 100% responsibility means you acknowledge that you create everything that happens to you. It means you understand that you are the cause of all of your experiences. If you want to be really successful, and I know you do, then you will have to give up blaming and complaining and take total responsibility for your life—that means all your results, both your successes and your failures. That is the prerequisite for creating a life of success. It is only by acknowledging that you have created everything up until now that you can take charge of creating the future you want. “You see, Jack, if you realize that you have created your current conditions, then you can uncreate them and re-create them at will.
Do you understand that?”
“Yes, sir, I do.”
“Are you willing to take one hundred percent responsibility for your life?”
“Yes, sir, I am!” And I did.
I thought you should read it and try to examine the questions asked to your present situation. Well if you are like Jack, you only need to take the 100% responsibility of you life and actions and you life could change. Try it in your spiritual, social and even academic life and soon or later you will be another inspirational story to right about.
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