“You are responsible for your life, and if you are sitting around waiting for someone to save you, fix you, or even help you. You are wasting your time, because only you have the power to move YOUR life forward.”
Incredible words from a very powerful woman who has been a mentor-my-head for years. Her life story is riveting and emotionally-captivating in so many ways. However, the focus of my attention, for now, is on her emphasis on the idea of taking responsibility for your own life. Taking responsibility for your life-events. Taking responsibility for your emotions. Taking responsibility for the overall trajectory of your life. Taking responsibility for the effective use of your time. Taking responsibility for the way that you choose to perceive situations. And last but not least, taking responsibility of knowing when to let go of things that no longer serve you.
The act of taking responsibility is therapeutic. It allows you to reset your way of thinking and to realize that you are, and always have been, in control. It forces you to throw away the figurative mask of victimhood for the armor of victor. By taking on the burden, and gift of ownership, of both good and bad occurrences in your life, you take back your power of choice.
Life is all about choices. Your decisions determine your life outcome. Choices can be a gateway to healing or self-destruction. The choice is always yours. Choose Life. Choose Love. Choose Courage. Choose Peace. Choose to be brave and to go after your goals with reckless abandonment. Choose Yourself.