"I took responsibility for my actions." How many words can say it better than these four? Taking responsibility for one's actions is one of the greatest feelings a person can experience. However, a person who takes responsibility only for his own actions does not have a happy life. People who take responsibility for their own actions are in control of their emotions and can take responsible and positive action.
The first step toward taking responsibility for your own actions is to accept your responsibility. It is important to accept responsibility for what you do instead of blame. We all have the power to change what we do, but we do not have the power to change who we are. Only by accepting responsibility do we start to take responsibility for the changes we want to make.
You can change your actions by choosing to feel differently. If you are always trying to blame others or complain, you will grow as a person because you are always trying to get credit for your actions. If you choose to feel differently, you will notice that when you take responsibility, you do not get the same kind of response. When you start to take responsibility, you will see that the way you react towards others changes because you no longer feel like blame-oriented.
Life means living in the present. When you are blaming others or complaining about the world, you are living in the past. The only way to grow as a person and to get what you want from life is to start living in the future. In order to achieve the things you want from life, you need to take responsibility. When you take responsibility, you start to achieve the future you desire.
When you start taking responsibility for the things in your life, you stop making excuses. Everyone makes mistakes. It is okay to make mistakes because you are an individual with unique abilities. If you want to become successful, you cannot hide from your mistakes. Stop making excuses and start taking responsibility instead of blaming others. When you start taking responsibility, your path to success will become clearer and you will find that you do not have as many "mistakes" as you previously thought.
People get caught up in the "blame game" when they fail at something. When they blame someone else, they are not taking responsibility; they are accepting responsibility. People should stop accepting excuses and start taking responsibility. When you are accepting responsibility instead of blaming someone else, your actions reflect your true character.
The worst thing you can do when you think about failure or adversity is to try to cover it up. When you try to cover something up, you never fix the problem. This is why accepting responsibility is much more beneficial to you than covering it up. You will be able to focus on what you can control instead of what you cannot control, which will help you become a better person and a better life.
Finally, you will be happy when you don't make mistakes because you never have to. No one is perfect and making a mistake is a part of life. The more you accept responsibility, the more actions you will take that are positive. Remembering all the great things you have done and the mistakes you have made will also help you to move forward instead of dwelling on your past. When you allow yourself to start focusing on your past, you will stop enjoying the present and start focusing on the future. The more time you spend focusing on the future, the happier you will be and the less you will feel the stress from making mistakes.